GALLERY OPEN

We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Our permanent collection, exhibitions and displays can be enjoyed from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm – but do check the website before your visit in case of any last-minute changes. The safety of staff and visitors is very important to us. Research commissioned by the Association … Read more

The First Dictators

Politics, Propaganda and the Collapse of the Roman Republic If you thought fake news, personal propaganda – and political strongmen shifting democracies toward dictatorship – were modern phenomena, then this exhibition invites you to think again. The First Dictators explores how coins were used for propaganda purposes during the dying days of the Roman Republic … Read more

From the Director

Welcome to summer at the Barber! We are looking forward to a wonderful summer of art at the Barber! The galleries are open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. If you are a first-time visitor, I know you will be impressed by our beautiful Grade 1 listed building in its leafy campus setting. Once … Read more

Recent acquisitions on show as gallery reopens

NEW faces will greet visitors to the Barber Institute when the galleries reopen later this month, as two recently acquired paintings go on display for the first time. Museums are permitted to open from 17 May under step 3 of the English government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the Barber’s collection and displays will be … Read more

Barber Health

Barber Health: Our Collection – Your Wellbeing Major health and art project set for central role at the Barber. The Barber is hosting its own nurse in residence as part of Barber Health, a pioneering scheme placing health and wellbeing at the heart of our engagement work. Using the gallery and its collection to address … Read more

Online shop

Find unique gifts, art prints and books inspired by our collection in our online shop… Whether it’s a unique masterpiece for the wall or a mug for a morning coffee, browse the Barber’s shop on Art UK for the best gifts inspired by the incredible collection right here on campus. Visit our Art UK shop … Read more

Art UK

Art UK Explore all our paintings on Art UK, along with pieces of sculpture and works on paper from our collection – as well as those from over 3,200 other museums, galleries and collections. Browse our online shop Buy gifts inspired by our stunning collection from our online shop – browse our made-to-order greetings cards, Turner tea towels, … Read more

Barber Concerts Update

Due to the unforeseen current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to run concerts and events in the Barber Concert Hall. At present we also cannot offer the Concert Hall for external hires/bookings.   All Barber Concerts have been cancelled at the Barber Concert Hall until April 2022 at the earliest. We are fortunate that we are … Read more

Learn more about the Barber Association

The Barber Association Lady Barber’s dream was to found an arts institute for the University of Birmingham – a gallery and concert hall to be used ‘in perpetuity for the study and encouragement of art and music’.  Its art collection should be ‘of that standard of quality required by the National Gallery and the Wallace … Read more