barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Why not join our monthly book club for a stimulating and informal discussion of books that link to the Barber’s magnificent collection and the themes its works explore?

The ever popular Barber Book Club continues throughout the year, exploring literature related to themes within our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  We welcome ideas from participants for future book club sessions.

The Book Club is held every second Tuesday of the month, 2 – 3pm.


12 April – Light by Eva Figes  

10 May – Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan

14 June – Imperium by Robert Harris

12 July – Submission by Amy Waldman

13 Sept – My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk



Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. Booking essential.

For more information or to book a place contact 0121 414 2261 or