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.


10 January – Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

14 February –  The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

14 March – The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

11 April – Gustav’s Sonata by Rose Tremain