We’re looking forward to seeing you In line with Step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, the Barber’s galleries reopen Tuesday 18 May. The galleries will be open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm and booking is now essential. Before you visit, please familiarise yourself with the changes we’ve made to ensure the … Read more

From the Director

Welcome back to the Barber! I’m delighted to confirm that the Barber galleries reopen Tuesday 18 May. As previously, to ensure everyone stays safe and well, entry is by timed pre-booked tickets with measures in place to ensure social distancing, good ventilation and hygiene.  Book your free ticket here.  As you can now book up … 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 Home: Spring Programme

Barber Home: spring programme All events are free; online via Zoom. Click the event title to find full event information and to book. Here Comes the Sun: an Experimental Dance Workshop with Artist Performer Kaajel Patel Wednesday 24 March, 7 – 8:30pm; for students at the University of Birmingham Booking required; learn more about Here … 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 2021 at the earliest. We are in the process of rescheduling … 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