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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham and first opened in 1885 following more than four decades of campaigns by the people of the city for a municipal exhibition venue. The site was extended in 1912, increasing the number of rooms from four to 40 to provide more space for its expanding collections. Admission is free and there are over 500,000 objects in the collections, dating from 200,000 years ago to the present, and coming from all over the world. The collections have been designated as ‘outstanding’ by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and have local, regional, national and international importance.

Birmingham city centre at night

Architecture festival returns to Birmingham

Four-day event will showcase the finest architecture from across the city.

Professor Alice Roberts launches the British Science Festival 2014, in Birmingham.

University of Birmingham professor launches city science festival

Alice Roberts joins 'Nao' the robot to showcase upcoming festival at Library of Birmingham

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery local history wing wins Renaissance Award

Galleries give visitors the opportunity to discover the broad history of Birmingham from its origins with Peter de Birmingham

Dame Jacqueline Wilson with actress Phoebe Thomas, who will be playing Hetty Feather in the stage adaptation of the book

Dame Jacqueline Wilson battles ill health to write her 100th book

Bestselling children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson tells Roz Laws about battling ill health to write her 100th book.

New Art West Midlands-featured artist Sharon Farrelly's work Paul4Julie

New artists shine light on the dark side of life

New Art West Midlands is putting talented new artists with fresh ideas into the spotlight. Graham Young reports

Dr Ellen McAdam is the new director of Birmingham Museums Trust.

Birmingham needs to be loud and proud about what it has to offer

As the new director of the Birmingham Museums Trust, Dr Ellen McAdam is hoping to expand locally and internationally. The nononsense Scotswoman tells Graham Young of her vision to bring the city's myriad attractions into the hearts and minds of all.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry tapestries reflect the nature of a modern Britain

Social mobility in modern life is being reflected with the creation of six tapestries by contemporary artist Grayson Perry for an exhibition which comes to Birmingham. Graham Young reports

John Salt.

From Sheldon to New York... artist John Salt is keeping it real

He discovered his calling in the United States, but Birmingham-born artist John Salt is back in town – at the heart of Europe’s first major Photorealism exhibition.

New Art West Midlands 2013 prizewinner Corey Hayman

City arts graduates given chance to exhibit at leading galleries through New Art West Midlands scheme

Graduates are given the opportunity to show their work in four of the region’s leading galleries, including Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Gareth Malone teaching the Birmingham City Council choir

Birmingham council staff find harmony for TV choir show

Birmingham City Council is one of five workplaces taking part in the new BBC2 series The Choir: Sing While You Work.

Kevin Pearsh with some of his paintings going on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

India’s spiritual Ganges river comes to Birmingham

An artist is capturing his journey along the Ganges for a new exhibition, writes Graham Young .

Paul Horton with a stained glass window based on one of his paintings.

Positive experience with pastel master

A new exhibition is showcasing the talents of a leading Birmingham pastels artist. Graham Young reports.

Watercolour painter Arthur Lockwood, 79, in the studio of his Lapworth home

Capturing Birmingham's urban and industrial heritage before it's lost forever

Artist Arthur Lockwood has spent years recording the changing face of the city in his paintings. He talks to Graham Young about his latest work

Photorealism: John Salt, White Chevy – Red Trailer (1975)

Picture Gallery: Europe's first Photorealism retrospective to go on show in Birmingham

'Real coup' for Birmingham as Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting to go on show in November

Terry Herbert from Burntwood, Staffordshire, with some of the Anglo-Saxon hoard he found

Staffordshire Hoard inspires touring exhibition

Exhibition will tour community venues across the West Midlands for three years

Chris Rawstron, Irwin Mitchell; Matt Greenaway, Matt Jenns, GVA; Oliver Martin, Irwin Mitchell.

Irwin Mitchell summer party at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Law firm Irwin Mitchell held its summer party recently at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in Chamberlain Square.

Children’s author Julia Donaldson at her new exhibition A Squash And A Squeeze at Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Wonderful worlds brought to life in author’s exhibition

Bestselling author and former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson has a new exhibition in Birmingham. Graham Young reports.

George Catlin’s Wash-ka-mon-ya, Fast Dancer

The portraits that shaped perceptions

A new exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery sheds fresh light on a world we all think we know. Graham Young reports.

The Reds, Sampad, CBSO and No Fit State Circus launch 4 Squares Weekender. Picture: Jas Sansi

Major weekend of arts events to celebrate opening of Library Of Birmingham

4 Squares Weekender arts events will take place in Birmingham city centre in September

The Dixie Strollers in St Philip's Cathedral grounds

Gallery: Music fans turn out for sun-kissed Birmingham Jazz Festival

More than 200 events at this year's biggest-ever Birmingham Jazz Festival

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