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11 Sep 2019

Birmingham Museums launches new corporate schemes

Birmingham Museums is launching a range of new corporate patrons’ schemes, giving businesses the opportunity to support the charity and align their brand with the city’s culture, heritage and world-class collection. 

The new corporate opportunities programme, which launches on Thursday 12 September, is based on a tiered structure with a range of opportunities to unlock, including reaching Birmingham Museums’ 1.2 million annual visitors.  Read More...

21 Aug 2019

Black Sabbath exhibition brings international visitors to Birmingham

Visitors have travelled from across the world to celebrate Birmingham icons, Black Sabbath, at the Home of Metal exhibition, Black Sabbath – 50 Years, which is on display until 29 September at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG). 

Over 12,000 visitors, from countries including Czech Republic, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Uruguay and the United States have seen the exhibition so far, which features an array of over 1,000 items celebrating the band and their global fanbase.  Read More...

8 Aug 2019

Birmingham artist and poet Emmy Bridgwater honoured with blue plaque

Emmy Bridgwater, a Birmingham artist who was a significant member of the British surrealist movement, has been recognised by the Birmingham Civic Society with a blue plaque, unveiled at a ceremony this week at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG). 

Birmingham Civic Society awards blue plaques to people who have excelled in their career or made a significant contribution to the city. Emmy Frith Bridgwater, born in Edgbaston in 1906, attended the Birmingham School of Arts & Crafts and was a founder member of the ‘Birmingham Group’ of surrealists, who were influenced by Parisian surrealist artists, such as Salvador Dalí and André Breton.    Read More...

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2 Aug 2019

Rarely-seen artworks join visitor favourites for new BMAG display – Thoughts on Portraiture

3 August – 18 November 

Picasso, Pacheco, Auerbach and Bomberg – just some of the artists who feature in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s (BMAG) new free exhibition – Thoughts on Portraiture – which opens on Saturday 3 August and explores how artists have used a wide range of styles and imagery to interpret complex human emotion and experiences. Read More...

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26 Jul 2019

Mayor of MiniBrum crowned

MiniBrum, Thinktank’s new interactive mini-city attraction, now has its very own Mayor!

Poppy, aged 7 from Stratford-upon-Avon, was crowned the Mayor of MiniBrum by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Mohammed Azim and Lady Mayoress, Miss Bushra Bi, at a ceremony this week.  Read More...

16 Jul 2019

Rocking Summer at Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museums Trust is ready for a rocking summer this school holiday - from rock music fun at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), to moon rocks at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, where they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, there’s lots to see and do!

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

5 Jul 2019

10 years of treasure – 10th Anniversary of Staffordshire Hoard discovery celebrated

It’s the treasure that unearthed the dramatic history of 7th Century England and the world of its warrior elite. Ten years ago on 5 July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in a farmer’s field near Lichfield. 

Still the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered, the Staffordshire Hoard has been seen by over four million people at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (PMAG) since it was discovered, and by many more at travelling exhibitions as far reaching as Washington DC. Read More...

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26 Jun 2019

Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler launch blockbuster Black Sabbath exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Home of Metal has opened its flagship exhibition Black Sabbath – 50 Years, which will run until 29th September at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Launched at a star-studded party on Tuesday 25th June by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, the exhibition is the first of its kind in the UK, exploring the legacy of the band and their global fan base.  Read More...

7 Jun 2019

National Charity Award Win for Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust has been crowned the Overall Winner of Excellence at The Charity Awards 2019 for its Collecting Birmingham project, which empowered the people of Birmingham to take an active role in developing the city’s museum collection.

The Charity Awards is the Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. It is the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. Read More...

30 May 2019

Birmingham Museums Trust Images made available via new online system

Last year Birmingham Museums took the decision to make images from its out-of-copyright collections freely available under a Creative Commons CC0 licence. Now the Trust is making images easier to access via a new digital asset management system (DAMS), which manages the digital media assets and enables images to be shared online.

In the first year of free access, over 100 academics and researchers have used Birmingham Museums’ images for research and publication at no cost. With the new system in place the Trust expects an even greater take up, as people can now search and download images themselves at Read More...