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14 Jan 2020

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reveals 2020 lineup

2020 is gearing up to be an exciting year at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, with Wildlife Photographer of the Year coming to the Gas Hall for a major show from May, and an exhibition that tells the story of one of Birmingham's oldest manufacturing companies opening in January, along with much more. 

Dressed to the Nines and Birmingham Revolutions Until Friday 4 September 2020Free Read More...

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10 Jan 2020

East Meets West exhibition opens at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Photographs which bring to life how ‘East Meets West’ in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been revealed at a new exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, which is on display until 27 June 2020.

The exhibition features 10 winning images from the photography competition launched in 2019 by China West Midlands 2020 and Birmingham Museums Trust, and showcase people, places and objects in and around the region which bring together Chinese and Western influences.   Read More...

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10 Dec 2019

Birmingham Museums 2019 Christmas gift list

We all love that feeling of seeing friends and family smile when they open a thoughtful and unique gift. So, if you’re still looking for the ideal present to delight culture lovers and proud Brummies, look no further. 

Support Birmingham Museums by adding these fantastic gifts to your Christmas shopping list! It couldn’t be easier – browse and buy the bespoke range online or take a festive trip to one of our sites to pick up a unique present that will spread a little bit of joy.  Read More...

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2 Dec 2019

Birmingham Museums Trust shows support to the Armed Forces

Birmingham Museums Trust has demonstrated its support to the armed forces community by officially signing the Armed Forces Covenant and outlining its pledges to those serving in the military and their families. 

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The ceremony at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery saw Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust, sign the agreement alongside Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Dines, Commanding Officer of 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Read More...

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29 Nov 2019

Style and rebellion set to be explored in new Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exhibitions

New exhibitions, opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) on Saturday 7 December, are set to explore the protests and people that have shaped the city and celebrate over 150 years of looking fabulous.

Birmingham Revolutions: Power to the People and Dressed to the Nines will showcase star objects from Birmingham’s collection and are part of a series of innovative displays that will encourage feedback from visitors to help shape the future of the museum. Read More...

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27 Nov 2019

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s new Jeweller in Residence announced

A talented local jewellery designer has been crowned the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s second Jeweller in Residence. Winning designer, Vanessa Miller, will work from the museum regularly over the next year creating an exclusive new jewellery range as part of a project which aims to promote local designers through a partnership with the Birmingham City University School of Jewellery. 

Vanessa, whose own business is based in the Jewellery Quarter, shone through to win the competition with her creative designs. Vanessa now has the exciting opportunity to regularly work from the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s perfectly preserved workshop. Her handcrafted jewellery range will also be exclusively sold in the museum’s acclaimed shop, which has recently undergone a refurbishment, and online at shop.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collections/jeweller-in-residence.  Read More...

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24 Nov 2019

Christmas at Birmingham Museums

The sound of jingle bells can be heard across the city as Christmas comes to Birmingham Museums. Take a visit to the museums and historic properties to celebrate the festive season with dazzling events and activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Read More...

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13 Nov 2019

Charities unite to make job opportunities that work

Shocking statistics have emerged showing that unemployment amongst young people in Birmingham is twice as high as the national average, stating that around one in five millennials in the city is currently out of work. Determined to show these stats the door, Aquarius and Birmingham Museums Trust have joined forces to roll out new roles for 18-24-year-olds facing barriers to employment.

Designed to provide young people with opportunities to get onto the career ladder, the partnership between them will see the creation of two follow-on work schemes at Blakesley Hall’s Herb Garden Café. These will be for those progressing on from Aquarius’s social enterprise café, Evolve, which currently provides 12-month apprenticeship placements at its sites in Digbeth and Selly Oak. Read More...

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11 Oct 2019

Spine-chilling fun this half term at Birmingham Museums

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November

Come and take part in some spine-chilling fun with the whole family this October half term at Birmingham Museums. Here’s a full rundown of the ghoulish goings-on guaranteed to entertain. Read More...

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10 Oct 2019

Staffordshire Hoard secrets revealed in landmark publication

Following a decade of intensive conservation and expert research, a new book available from November will reveal the importance of the spectacular Staffordshire Hoard to our knowledge of British and world history. The Hoard’s significance for the understanding of the years 600-675 AD, a particularly turbulent time in Anglo-Saxon history, is now much clearer and many fascinating individual discoveries are uncovered which transform ideas about the early Anglo-Saxon period.

The details include: Read More...