Director's Dinner

We hope you can join us on Thursday 30 November for the Director’s Dinner 2017 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

All funds raised on this special celebratory evening will support our mission to inspire learning, creativity and enjoyment in the people of Birmingham and visitors to the region.

Our Guest-of-honour will be David Gregory-Kumar, BBC’s Science, Environment & Rural Affairs Correspondent and the evening will commence with an exclusive preview of our new exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity.

The exhibition features works by internationally renowned artists who have explored themes of sexuality, gender and identity in art since 1967. The exhibition, which marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales, includes works by David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Sarah Lucas and Steve McQueen.

Drinks reception and exhibition preview at 18.30, Dinner at 19.30.

Dress code: As flamboyant as you wish!

The evening will include

  • A drinks reception on arrival at the Gas Hall
  • A sumptuous three-course dinner with wine in the Industrial Gallery
  • An exclusive first-look at our major winter exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity before it opens to the public
  • An opportunity to win exciting prizes

Tickets for the dinner are £100 per person; tables seating 8 people can be purchased for £800.

If you would like further information or to book tickets, please contact the Development Team on 0121 348 8293 or email

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity is a touring exhibition conceived by National Museums Liverpool, in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19.The exhibition opens on 2 December 2017.