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From the Director

The Barber galleries remain closed.

In line with the Tier 3 restrictions applicable to Birmingham from Wednesday 2 December, the Barber galleries remain closed. After the inspiring feedback from those of you who came to the Barber between 23 September and 4 November, we are naturally disappointed that we cannot share our wonderful galleries with more of you at this time, but the priority is, as always, beating the pandemic together by following the actions required for everyone’s safety. Inclusion in the Tiers is reviewed regularly and we will be ready to welcome visitors again once this is possible.

In the meantime, we are busy making the Barber look even better, with some exciting rehangs and interesting conservation projects underway. And, although we cannot welcome you in person, we’ve much to offer you on this website, with varied new content added every week. Please do stay connected with us and we look forward to opening our doors to you again soon.

Very best wishes

Nicola Kalinsky

Tuesday 1 December

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