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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II*-listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography. The art gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world. You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt. Recently Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has also become home to the Staffordshire Hoard. There is a temporary Hoard gallery where objects can be seen on display. A permanent gallery will be developed. The Birmingham History collections will feature prominently in the new 'Birmingham: its people, its history' gallery, due to open in late 2012. The collections have been designated as outstanding by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and have local, regional, national and international importance.

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery is managed by Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust is an Art UK Founder Partner

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH England

0121 348 8032

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  • 24 May 2022

    RT @ColleyIson: We are delighted that this painting 'Brindley Light' by #Birmingham artist & the founder of our gallery Reuben Colley is cu...