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Rebuttal – Santa “axed” in council cuts

By on 04/12/2013 in Rebuttals with 1 Comment

Today's Birmingham Mail has a front page headline that claims “council cuts” are responsible for a decision by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) to axe a Santa's grotto attraction at the venue. This claim is misleading. BMAG is run by Birmingham Museums Trust. The trust makes operational decisions relating to its resources such as […]

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New finds discovered in Staffordshire Hoard field

By on 18/12/2012 in News with 0 Comments

More buried objects have been uncovered in a field where the Staffordshire Hoard was unearthed three years ago. Archaeologists working for Staffordshire County Council and English Heritage made the discovery when they were on site following the recent ploughing of the same field at Hammerwich, near Lichfield. Approximately 90 pieces of gold and silver have […]

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Birmingham Museums Trust announces board of trustees

By on 16/07/2012 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today, interim Chairman Len Clark announces a new impressive board of trustees for Birmingham Museums Trust. After advertising, over 60 expressions of interest were received. The selected trustees bring a wide range of skills and experience to the board and a passionate enthusiasm for the collections and sites managed by the new trust. The Birmingham […]

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Children’s Lives exhibition

By on 22/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Dates: 24 March - 10 June 2012 Children's Lives will be the first exhibition in the UK to trace the changing nature of childhood from the 18th century to the present day, through fine art, photography, film, objects, toys, sound archives and documentary sources.  The exhibition and related activities are […]

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Join our Staffordshire Hoard webchat

By on 20/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Archaeology fans are set for a treat later this week as spectacular new images of the world famous Staffordshire Hoard are unveiled. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery experts will reveal the new photographs on Friday (23 March) as they take part in a live webchat, answering questions about the Hoard conservation project. BMAG […]

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Museum seeks Bullring tales

By on 19/03/2012 in Culture, News with 1 Comment

Do you recall Birmingham's Bullring in the 1960s? Have you witnessed its dramatic transformation in recent years? If the answer to both questions is yes, you could secure a place in the city's history later this week as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery staff put the finishing touches to an exciting oral history project As […]

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Augustus Pugin – Bicentenary trail and exhibition

By on 29/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Augustus Pugin (1812 - 1852) and his connections with the city will be recognised with the launch of The Birmingham Pugin Trail on Thursday 1 March at St Chad’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples of his work in the country.  There will also be an exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Entwined: […]

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Leonardo exhibition draws the crowds

By on 15/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Over 31,500 people have visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during the first month of the Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, making it one of the most successful shows in the museum's history. Visitor figures since the exhibition opened on 13 January have reached 31,533, an average of 986 people per day.  The […]

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Birmingham Museums Trust appoints first director

By on 15/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Professor Ann Sumner has been named as the first Director of Birmingham Museums trust. Currently Director at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, Professor Sumner will take charge of the new body responsible for running Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and Thinktank. She will start work with the new Trust […]

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Sphinxes set for return to their Birmingham home

By on 24/01/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's 'Soho sphinxes' are returning to their former home, thanks to a £65,000 funding boost. The pair of stone sphinxes, originally owned by industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton (1728-1809),  will take centre stage as the city's Soho House museum gets a new look this summer. The Grade II* listed building is also set for a […]

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