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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.

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

Handsworth Market in Soho Road - March 9, 1968

Nicklin Unseen: 'Overwhelming response' to archived images of Birmingham

Brumpic founder hails success of first supplement as year-long mission to showcase Nicklin's work gets into gear

The Birmingham-made Pearl Gas Water Heater at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Modest water heater that changed family life is Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Object of the Month for April

The Parkinson Stove Company of Birmingham made the Pearl gas water heater in the 1920s

Harborne High Street in 1961 by Phyllis Nicklin

Nicklin Unseen: Third instalment of historic photo archive

Our final upload this week showcases more fascinating photographer taken by former lecturer in Birmingham during the 1950s and 60s

New maisonettes near Loxton Street in Duddeston in 1953

Nicklin Unseen: Our second gallery of nostalgic photos

More from our new collection of images taken in Birmingham during the 1950s and 60s which show how the city used to look

A38 Lichfield Road in Aston looking north - March 14, 1968

Nicklin Unseen: Brumpic founder unearths treasure trove of old photos

New collection of images being seen in public for first time show how Birmingham looked during the 1950s and 60s

Ducks in Primrose Hill, Frank Auerbach, 122 x 152.5 cm, oil on canvas, which has been acquired by Birmingham's Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Barber Institute's Auerbach painting becomes gallery's first by a living artist

Barber Institute's allocated work is a large oil painting on board depicting London’s Primrose Hill, near Auerbach’s home in Camden

1100s line up at the Heritage Motor Centre - one of nine sites to share in £3m worth of Arts Council England funding

West Midlands museums to share £3m funding boost

Nine sites including Birmingham Museums Trust to share investment which will help museums make the most of development opportunities

The Sultanganj Buddha at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Sultanganj Buddha is Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Object of the Month for February

Dating from about the 7th century, the Sultanganj Buddha is a testimony to the skills of the sculptors and metalworkers of ancient India

The now-replaced Queensway tunnel sign, recognisable to thousands of drivers

Crumbled Birmingham Queensway tunnels sign could be recreated for university exhibition

Timber Queensway signs were removed from tunnels and replaced with new electronic warning billboards which can instantly alert drivers to a crash or hold up ahead

Catherine Style, John Male, Managing Director, EFG; and Jennifer Morries, at the EFG Independent Financial Advisers reception held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

EFG holds annual reception for its clients at museum

EFG Independent Financial Advisers held its annual reception for clients, colleagues and intermediaries at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Dr Stephen Deuchar, pictured here in 2010 with Dr David Starkey (right), says museum funding cuts are shortsighted

Birmingham Museum cuts short-sighted says Art Fund

Director of Art Fund, which helped by Staffordshire Hoard for Birmingham, calls on council to rethink £850,000 museum budget cut

Green velvet hat which, it is rumoured, belonged to Bahadur Shah II, the last Muslim ruler of Delhi

Birmingham Museums Trust's hidden gem is old hat

Unique velvet hat believed to belong to the last Muslim ruler of Delhi will be on display

The conservation team has to deal with all manner of objects in different shapes and sizes

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery gives glimpse into yesteryear

Trust is responsible for the governing and managing of seven individual sites across the city including Aston Hall and Weoley Castle

New Art West Midlands: Alexandra Darby, Chrysophobia #1 (2014)

New Art West Midlands: Best emerging artists get chance to exhibit at major galleries again

Visitors will see painting, sculpture, photography, performance, installation and video works from 30 of the West Midlands’ most promising artists

Colmore Row in 1953, one of many pictures on the Brumpic website

Pictures: More of Brumpic's scenes of Birmingham from yesteryear

The Post presents a second gallery of nostalgic images courtesy of the Brumpic website showing how Birmingham looked in a completely different era

The frontage of Snow Hill Station in 1963 - one of the many photos from Brumpic's archive of old photos of Birmingham

Pictures: Brumpic's nostalgic archive proves social media hit

What started as a Twitter account 14 months ago to show off old photos of the city has become a huge hit both in Birmingham and as far afield as Russia and Australia

Sir Albert Bore, Leader, Birmingham City Council; Sadia Shafique, Lord Mayoress of Birmingham; Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Les Sparks OBE, at the private viewing of the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

VIPs view new gallery housing the Staffordshire Hoard

Special guests were treated to a private viewing of the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Artwork by practising and emerging artists from across the region in the West Midlands Open 2014 exhibition in the Gas Hall, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The West Midlands Open Exhibition at Gas Hall is showcasing new artistic talent

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s latest open exhibition is likely to make people ask the question: What is art?

Birmingham public art quiz: Who do these gilded legs belong to on Broad Street?

Public art in Birmingham: Round two of our quiz about paintings and sculptures in the city

Answer the ten questions to share your results with friends and show how cultured you are

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