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21 Jul 2020

What to look for now: Flying Ant day

Love it or loath it, It is impossible to ignore the fascinating spectacle of ants teeming out onto our urban pavements and garden’s and taking to the sky’s.
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17 Jul 2020

Guest writer: Yugesh Walia, Producer/Director

It’s funny how something you created at the start of your career, something you thought was long forgotten suddenly finds a new lease of life! That’s what’s happened to my first documentary, African Oasis, made in 1982.
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17 Jul 2020

The Caretakers: Gum Kenth at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

With museums and galleries closed to the public, and staff at home, these buildings have become quiet, solitary spaces over the last four months.
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10 Jul 2020

The Loan of a Masterpiece: Behind the Scenes

As a visitor to an exhibition at Birmingham Museums, it’s possible you haven’t put much thought into how any of the objects came to be there.
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29 Jun 2020

Conservation in the Time of Coronavirus: Things That Go Munch During Lockdown

Although Birmingham Museum Trust’s sites are closed currently, they are still attracting one group of visitors of a very unwelcome variety.
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26 Jun 2020

Keeping Interested in STEM

Each year at Birmingham Museums we welcome over 60 people on one or two week work experience placements across a number of our museums and historic properties.
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25 Jun 2020

Keeping Interested in the Arts

Each year at Birmingham Museums we welcome over 60 people on one or two week work experience placements across a number of our museums and historic properties.
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22 Jun 2020

Volunteer Views: The Commonwealth Graves Lockdown Project 2

As you will have seen in our previous blog post we have been on a journey to visiting different Commonwealth War Graves sites around Lichfield which has led us to wonder what stories these stones could tell.
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19 Jun 2020

Volunteer Views: The Commonwealth Graves Lockdown Project 1

One solitary gravestone, in a quiet churchyard, was to mark the beginning of a lockdown journey of discovery.
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15 Jun 2020

How to BioBlitz!

Nature is taking over! So here are a few tips on how to get involved.