Blue Plaques can be found across the country commemorating important individuals and their connection with a landmark. In this, the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act, Birmingham Museums and Birmingham Civic Society are proud to unveil a new plaque to suffragette Bertha Ryland. 

On 9th of June 1914, Bertha Ryland entered the museum and attacked a painting as part of the militant campaign for women’s right. While we don’t condone her actions, in this special year we honour her principles and the fight for women's rights.

Read more about what happened in Dr Nicola Gauld's post on Attacking Art: Militant Suffragism in Birmingham.

Join us in the Round Room to commemorate Bertha at our unveiling event featuring a short presentation by researcher Dr Nicola Gauld and dramatic performance by actress Francesca Millican-Slater .

An optional tour of our new exhibition Women, Power, Protest will follow with curator Emalee Beddoes-Davis, 1.15-1.30 pm 

Refreshment provided.