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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.


Toby Watley, Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust; Deborah Smith, Curator of the I Want! I Want! Exhibition; Katie Robyns, Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

I Want! I Want! exhibition opens at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

​I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, is open to the public at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until October 1.

Councillor Carl Rice, Lord Mayor of Birmingham: Lady Mayoress, Susan Philipsz, Turner Prize winner 2010 and Winner of Birmingham Big Art Project; Glyn Pitchford, Chairman, Birmingham Big Art Project.

Birmingham Big Art Project announces winning artist

Birmingham Big Art Project has announced the winning £2 million public artwork that has been commissioned for the city of Birmingham

Anita Bhalla, Andy Street, Ellen McAdam, Jonnie Turpie.

Guests raise £11,000 at BMAG dinner auction

Birmingham’s business community helped to raise over £11,000 at a fundraising dinner auction held at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

More delays to the University of Birmingham's new £55m sport centre were announced in December

Review of 2016 - December: £55m sport centre delayed, overhaul for art gallery and German bierkeller in Broad Street

The University of Birmingham's new swimming pool and sport centre was beset by even more delays during December while a city art gallery was poised for a major renovation programme

Jo Smith, Birmingham Museums; Sue Beardsmore, Chair of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands Committee, Andrew Fowles, Birmingham Museums

BMAG transforms Gas Hall for free summer exhibition

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s summer exhibition, Inspire 16, will run until September 17 at the Gas Hall

Drayton Manor Theme Park named among best paid-for attractions

Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited

Dr Ellen McAdam, Director, Birmingham Museums Trust; Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England; Councillor Ray Hassell, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Steve Freer, Chair, Birmingham Museums Trust.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 130th birthday event

The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery marked the 130th anniversary of its opening with a special reception hosted by Birmingham Museums Trust

Relations have become strained over the future of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham 'committed' to Museum and Art Gallery

City council insists relations have not become strained between itself and the Museums Trust after plea for long-term lease was rejected

Library of Birmingham was the most visited free attraction in the West Midlands during 2014

Record number of visitors to Birmingham brings £500m boost

New data released today shows that three million more people came to the city last year compared with 2013

Anita Champaneri, Mike Ward, Gavin Wade and Glyn Pitchford celebrate Gateley's £20,000 donation to the Birmingham Big Art Project

Birmingham Big Art project gets £80,000 contribution from Arts Council England

This latest contribution means the funding pot for the project has now passed the £100,000 mark

British violinist Tasmin Little.

Birmingham's Conservatoire welcomes crop of classical superstars

Birmingham Conservatoire's autumn season has just got under way. Christopher Morley takes a look at some of the glittering visitors heading this way.

The tourist information office at the Library of Birmingham has closed

Library of Birmingham tourist information office closes

Latest blow to library as online services and social media have become the preferred service for people visiting the city

The Stuart Carlier collection of almost 100 drawers of beetles

Beetle mania... Birmingham's amazing insect collection is latest Museums Trust 'object of the month'

Collection is latest of series of objects of the month the Museums Trust is unveiling through the Birmingham Post

Edwardian tea room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is extending its opening hours

Edwardian Tea Room extends opening hours

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery hoping to attract weekend visitors to café with new Friday night opening hours from next month

Birmingham's Baroque art masterpieces to get new lease of life in transformed BMAG galleries

Research project transforms visitor experience of two galleries of 17th century European art at BMAG

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Hidden Spaces Unlocked: Full listings for June 2015 open days and events

2015 Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked’ events programme follows the feedback from hugely popular Curzon Street Station exhibition

The front of the reconstructed sword pommel

New secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

Pair of objects rebuilt dating back to seventh century Anglo-Saxon England are placed on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Boulton family coat of arms

Matthew Boulton's tea urn is Birmingham Museums Trust's object of the month for May

The urn becomes the fifth of a series of objects of the month the Museums Trust is unveiling through the Birmingham Post to highlight the finest civic collection in England

Conservation staff at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery working on 'The arming and departure of the knights of the round table on the quest for the Holy Grail'.

Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller: I'd rather have met William Morris than Andy Warhol

Jeremy Deller is curator of Love is Enough, an exhibition of William Morris and Andy Warhol at Birmingham's Gas Hall

Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries - Arming and Departure of the Knights by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, John Henry Dearle. Wool, silk, mohair and camel hair weft on cotton warp, 1895 - 1896

Countdown to Andy Warhol and William Morris exhibition

Preparations in full swing at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for important displays showing six rare tapestries by Morris & Co. and portraits by Warhol

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