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Immunity from Seizure

Immunity from Seizure The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has gained approved status under Section 136 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Part 6 of which provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibit in museums. Protection under the Act is sought for the following objects: Two … Read more

Terms of Engagement

Portraits from the University of Birmingham Jacob Epstein, Tom Phillips, Humphrey Ocean and Jennifer McRae: some of the most respected British artists of the 20th century have been commissioned by the University over the past 100 years to portray and honour its chancellors, vice chancellors and other leading figures. This selection features oil paintings, works … Read more

The Age of Innocence

Stolen gingerbread, spirited laughter, serenely slumbering infants and poised young girls provide some colourful contrasts in this exploration of the evolving imagery of children and childhood.  Curated to complement Flinck in Focus, this display includes stylistically diverse prints and drawings selected from the Barber’s collection – from tranquil religious prints of the 17th century to … Read more

Flinck in Focus

A Question of Identity in 17th-century Dutch Portraiture One of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, Govert Flinck was a highly prized and extremely successful portraitist and history painter, with a reputation that grew to match even that of his master. He was particularly popular for his portraits of children – a genre his teacher eschewed. But his … Read more