Birmingham Museums On Demand gives you access to exclusive* digital content created by our in-house experts. Each monthly pass contains links to lectures and focus talks that have been developed for this new digital package.

Your monthly pass will include:

  • Two one-hour lectures
  • Two focus talks

Once you have purchased your chosen month’s pass, you will be sent a confirmation email with the links to access the content. Content will be available for the duration of the month and for one week after the month-end.

This month, you can enjoy:

Lecture 1 – Love, Betrayal, Poison and Death, part one

Looking at artworks in the collection on the theme of love, betrayal, poison and death, we consider life’s tangled web of strong emotions which can sometimes lead to powerful consequences. This talk will look at some of the artists’ pigments – their discoveries, early poisonous properties, accidents, secret recipes, anecdotes and symbolism.

Lecture 2 - The Bredon Hills Roman Coin Hoard

In this lecture, Victoria Allnatt, Find Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, talks about the discovery of the Bredon Hill Roman Coin Hoard and other fascinating finds from Worcestershire.

Focus talk 1

Jane Hornby takes a closer look at Work, by Ford Madox Brown. This picture of Victorian England depicts classes, poverty and the meaning of the figures in the painting.

Focus talk 2

The Ice House at Aston Hall – Jane Hornby explores the purpose of the Ice House and how it was built and used.

Book your monthly pass by booking a ticket online. 

Members and Patrons of Birmingham Museums receive a 25% discount on Birmingham Museums On Demand, please see your latest newsletter for discount codes.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through events like this help us care for our collections and venues. We thank you for your support.

*Lectures have previously been available for purchase.