barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


COLLEGE VISITS

Inspire your students. Expand their horizons. Explore new ideas. Share groundbreaking masterpieces and find out about game-changing artists as your students experience art history up close and personal.

Students from all subjects can explore the cross-disciplinary links that exist across our collection from art, history and languages to science and maths. 

10 MINUTE WELCOME

A member of the team can meet and greet your group and provide a short introduction to the Barber for free. Please book at least four weeks in advance.

ONE HOUR TOURS

Find out more about the Barber and our collection in these introductory tours. Talks can be tailored to fit your project themes or area of focus to inspire and support your students. One hour tours cost £50 and can accommodate up to 25 students. Please book at least six weeks in advance.

WORKSHOPS

Why not combine your gallery tour with a practical art workshop? Workshops can be designed to respond to your project themes and areas of focus and can explore skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Half day gallery visit and workshops cost £150 and can accommodate up to 20 students. Please book at least six weeks in advance. 

CAREERS

We can offer careers insight talks and workshops. Get in touch with Alex Jolly, Learning and Engagement Assistant to discuss your requirements on 0121 414 2261 or learning@barber.org.uk.

SELF-GUIDED GROUPS

FE groups are welcome to make a self-guided visit. Please help us to prepare for your visit and avoid overcrowding by booking at least four weeks in advance.

GALLERY RULES

When visiting the gallery we kindly ask groups to observe our gallery rules, click here.

RISK ASSESSMENT

You can download our risk assessment here:

We also run an independent project for 16-21 year olds outside of school hours: Barber Collective

 

 

 

ART AND MUSIC BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Barber Institute

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The Collection

Here you can view highlights from the Barber Institute's collection of paintings.

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SCHOOL VISITS

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