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 January

The Miniaturist

By Jessie Burton


9 February


By Bruce Chatwin


8 March

The Way to Paradise

By Mario Vargas Llosa


12 April


By Eva Figes



Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. Booking essential.

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