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4 - 12 years

Families: LGBTQ+ History Month

February half term 2020

Celebrate families of all shapes and sizes!

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For Adults

Painting Cornwall – Course

Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 March

Create a Cornish masterpiece in this three-day oil painting course.

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4 - 12 years

Animal-tastic Animation Video!

Animal-tastic Animation Video!

We became animators at our children's workshop in October half-term! Can you spot yours?

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4 - 12 years

Family activity packs

Family activities

Have some fun in the galleries with our brand new family packs!

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Research & Resources

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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For Adults

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the month

Explore the collection through an immersive day of drawing.

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For Adults Research & Resources

Bellows Exhibition Website

Bellows and the Body

The Barber's special microsite to accompany the exhibition Bellows and the Body: The Real, the Ideal and the Nude is still live!

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Research & Resources Schools & Colleges

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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For Adults

Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

Bring the collection to life through your own words.

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UOB

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

We work with academics, students and professional services teams from across campus to enhance teaching and develop students’ learning

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Schools & Colleges

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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Schools & Colleges

SCHOOL VISITS

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

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Research & Resources

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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Preschool

Little Artists

Early years - now for under-fives

Monthly Saturdays
Explore art and new materials!

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4 - 12 years

Creative Sunday Workshops

January to April 2020

Try out new ways to make art every Sunday!
Ages 4 to 12.

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16 - 21 years

THE BARBER COLLECTIVE

Every other Wednesday

Interpret, re-imagine and create

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Research & Resources

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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Research & Resources

Arts Award Supporter

Those who are already undertaking Arts Award can meet a range of criteria at the Barber Institute

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