Home to ‘one of the finest small art galleries in Europe’, and a concert hall with ‘perfect acoustics, comfort, and rest for the eye’, the Barber Institute is as unique as it is uplifting - a haven of tranquility on a bustling university campus in a major metropolis.

Galleries closed

In line with the UK's national lockdown
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Barber Home: Spring Programme

Book now: spring events and workshops
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From the Director

Steps towards reopening
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Barber Health

January 2021
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Online shop

Visit our online shop - and browse our art book recommendations...
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Art UK

Head over to Art UK to enjoy and buy prints of masterpieces in the Barber and other collections
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A Golden Jubilee: 50 Years of the Barber Coin Collection

Coin Gallery exhibition: 23 September 2020 - 27 June 2021
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Changing Shapes: Metamorphosis in Art

Print bay display: 16 October 2020 to 3 May 2021
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Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641)

Portrait of François Langlois
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Reclaiming the Foxglove

A joint project between the Barber and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS)
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Campus of Curiosity: Spring Family Festival

Friday 2 April – Sunday 18 April 2021
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What's On

Sound Explorers

Barber Concerts: 2-18 April
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Networking the Flight of the Monarchs

Virtual Lunchtime Concert, Friday 23 April, 1pm
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Degas, De’Anne & Miss La La: a live desktop performance by De’Anne Crooks

Barber Home: Wednesday 5 May, 6 – 6.45pm
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Spring Yin Yoga

Barber Home: Monday 10 May, 5.30 – 7pm
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Memento Mori: Exploring Death & Dying Through Art

Barber Home: Memento Mori, Friday 14 May, 10am - 12noon
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Ben Goldscheider and Huw Watkins

Virtual Lunchtime Concert, Friday 28 May, 1pm
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Fabulous Fantasy Storytelling with CYRO

Barber Home families: Saturday 29 May, 10 - 11am
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