Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery (BMAG) is the largest city museums service in England. Our visitor numbers continue to rise and in 2009/10 we welcomed 856,000 visitors (an increase of 26% on the previous year) and including 50,000 school children.
Our global programme of loans – lending objects to other institutions – means that every year, over 3 million people visiting museums and art galleries worldwide see collections that have come from Birmingham.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. The museum shows its collections of art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography in over 40 galleries. The collections have been Designated as outstanding by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and have local, regional, national and international importance.
The Community Museums are: Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, and Soho House. All are important historic buildings offering a wide range of displays, exhibitions, events and activities for everyone. In addition to the five museum sites, the Heritage Services section also cares for Weoley Castle, the ruins of a 13th Century manor house which recently underwent a £1.14m capital refurbishment project.
The Museum Collections Centre (MCC) brings together the majority of the stored collections into one building. Access is being developed with research, visits, and public open days.
The service also has responsibility for the care and maintenance of the City’s public art portfolio and is leading on the implementation of the BCC Heritage Strategy. It also manages and facilitates the loan, development and care of the City’s collections of science and technology to Thinktank, and the City’s Natural History Collections.

http://www.bmag.org.uk/

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The Lunar Room The dining table, around which the original Lunar Society met, was acquired by Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery in 1987. Other furniture and fittings in this room were bought with assistance from funds raised by the Lunar Society during 1994 - 95

The Lunar Room, Soho House, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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To the honoured memory of Whitworth Wallis KT: F.S.A. First Keeper of the Museum and Art Gallery 1885 - 1927. To whose energy inspiration and knowledge is greatly due the formation of this permanent collection of works of art

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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George Tangye - Sir Richard Tangye In grateful commemoration of - The generous and public-spirited services to their city of Sir Richard and George Tangye to whose forethought and munificence the extension & development of the Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery and School of Art are largely due

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The Second World War 1939- 1945 During the night of Nov 22nd 1940 six of the Feeney Art Galleries were destroyed by a bomb. Damage was also done to the bridge gallery and the natural history museum. No harm occured to any member of staff. The exhibits had already been removed to places of safety

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In memory of John Humphreys P.H.D., M.A., F.L.S., F.S.A., 1850 - 1937 His life was an Inspiration to many Branches of Science and the Arts. He was an unfailing Friend of the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and his initiative and co-operation were largely instrumental in the Founding the Natural History Museum

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In grateful memory of John Feeney to whose generosity the City of Birmingham owes the erection of these picture galleries. Opened 1912. Completed 1919

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Great Charles Street Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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