Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reopens with an exciting radical transformation of its iconic Round Room.
We Are Birmingham will reflect the people of 21st Century Birmingham. Presenting a vivid celebration of the city that Birmingham is now, as well as aspirations of what the city could become, We Are Birmingham is a collaboration between a group of six young people of colour from Don’t Settle and Birmingham Museums.
Created using items from Birmingham’s collections the exhibition forms part of a culmination of a three-year programme to address representation and complex histories within the heritage sector, and to better understand how Birmingham celebrates and reflects on itself in an innovative and contemporary way.
Birmingham 2022 Festival presents We Are Birmingham. Curated by Birmingham Museums Trust and Don’t Settle in partnership with Beatfreeks. Generously supported by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The We Are Birmingham Don’t Settle cohort are Lauren Vidal, Justine Luaba, Kiran Samra, Masharah Powel, Gabriella Songui, and Olivia Agbe.
Lead image credit: The Past Is Now by Sarah Maple © the artist.