barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


We are currently carrying out essential upgrades to our fire alarm system – scheduled for completion at the end of February 2018. Certain paintings will temporarily be removed from the galleries for a number of days to enable this. If you are visiting with the intention of seeing a specific work of art, please contact our Assistant Curator, Helen Cobby, to check whether it will be on display when you are in the gallery. Helen can be contacted on or 0121 414 7350 during office hours. 

Record Visitor Numbers at the Barber!

More people visited our galleries during 2017 that in any previous year in our history, new figures reveal.

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Barber Association: 2017 Events

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BEAST: Sonic Paintings

Half Term Family Day

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‘Care, Taste and Judgement’: Reynolds’s Art Collection

Lunchtime Lecture

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