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Creative Sunday Workshops

April - September 2017

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

Saturdays 20 May, 17 June, 15 July and 9 September, 1.30 - 4pm

Develop your writing and explore new approaches in monthly workshops, inspired by the Barber's collection.

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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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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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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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Lecture: In search of Porpora

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Little Artists

Early Years Sessions

5 & 19 May, 16 & 30 June, 14 & 21 July
10.30am - 12 noon

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2017 Summer Art Schools

Carte de Visite and Persian Miniatures Summer Schools

August 2017

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Easter Art School: Funky Frames

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 April

11am - 12.30pm: 4 to 8 years
1.30 - 3pm: 8 to 12 years

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For Adults

Understanding Art

Thursdays 8, 15, 22, 29 June & 6 July

2 - 3.30pm

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Families First

View and download your own copy of our Summer 2017 brochure

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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

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

25 April; 9 & 23 May; 13 & 27 June; 11 July, 4.30 – 6.30pm

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Family Concert: Songs About Us

Saturday 4 November 2pm

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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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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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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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