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HOW TO BOOK

Unless specified otherwise, booking for all our events is essential. With a regular programme of events for people of all ages, there’s always plenty for you to do at the Barber. To book a place on any of our events, or for further information, please contact education@barber.org.uk or 0121 414 2261. Please note that booking for weekend workshops closes at 4pm on the Friday before.

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Creative Sunday workshops

January - April 2016

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Teacher Resource Packs

For self guided tours of KS3, KS4 & KS5 groups

Resource packs to teach your school group about Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life. Available now!

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BARBER YOUTH

Tuesdays 12 & 26 January; 9 & 23 February; 8 & 22 March; 12 & 26 Apri, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Aged 13 -18 and into art? Join Barber Youth!

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COLLEGE VISITS

We welcome college students and groups to the Barber all year round to learn about our collections and history.

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SCHOOL VISITS

Learn a new skill for your group with our specially tailored workshops suitable for all ages.

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BARBER FINE ART LIBRARY

The library is a specialist research level collection of over 50,000 books, exhibition catalogues and sale catalogues on Western art covering most of the major European schools of painting from the early Renaissance to twenty-first century, the history of collecting, and also some Byzantine art.

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BARBER MUSIC LIBRARY

The Barber Music Library is located in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and houses the University's music collections, including books, journals, scores, audio and video recordings.

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THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS STUDY ROOM

Discover our Prints and Drawings Study Room, which houses our fine collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, comprising more than 1,000 works and six centuries of the draughtsman’s and printmaker’s arts.

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Chance Order Change Workshop

Abstract painting course Workshop

Enjoy a three day workshop inspired by the 20th century abstract paintings in our spring exhibition.
Saturdays 5, 12 & 19 March, 11am – 4pm

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Visualising Sound 2: Art and Music Workshop Day

Friday 11 March 2016 9.30am-4.30pm

Join Jeremy Clay and two professional musicians in the Barber Gallery to create new musical interpretations of abstracts works of art from the exhibition, Chance, order, change: Abstract Paintings 1939-1989.

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Visualising Sound 1: Art and Music Workshop Day

Friday 12 February 2016 9.30am-4.30pm

Join Jeremy Clay and two professional musicians in the Barber Gallery to create new musical interpretations of works of art by Dahl, Strozzi and Auerbach. Our musicians will explore sounds and techniques to help participants create their own music with graphic interpretations of art that will then be performed in a Sound Tour around the gallery.

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When Yesterday we Met… Storytelling through song

Saturday 5 March 2016 2pm

Three fearless musicians take you through nine gripping stories set to music by some of the world’s greatest songwriters. Greek gods, horses, a piano player and some French people take to the stage as chaotic, hilarious and occasionally shocking worlds unfold.

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Looking at Art

A Beginners' Course

Thursdays, 1 - 3pm OR Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
September - December 2015

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COIN STUDY ROOM

The Barber Institute is home to one of the finest collections of Roman, Byzantine, Sasanian and Medieval Islamic coins in the world, numbering more than 15,000 items.

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