Ikegobo to the Iyoba (Hand Altar to the Queen Mother)

Ikegobo to the Iyoba (Hand Altar to the Queen Mother) Unrecorded Edo Artist from the Royal Artisan Guilds of Benin The Kingdom of Benin, Edo state, (modern day) southern Nigeria, about late 18th/early 19th century Brass 21.3 x 26.7 cm diameter at base Purchased 1948 (No.48.1) This Ikegobo (altarpiece) comes from the Kingdom of Benin, … Read more

COIN STUDY ROOM

If you would like to visit the collection after the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions in England, please note the following alterations to historic arrangements: As the Coin Study Room is a small, windowless space, we regret that room capacity has been limited to one person. Because of this, we are now only able to … Read more

THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS STUDY ROOM

The Prints and Drawings Study Room 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. There are outstanding drawings by Fra Bartolommeo, Rembrandt, Turner, Ingres, Degas and German Expressionists. The prints include exceptional works by Dürer, Goya, and Italian and Flemish … Read more

BARBER FINE ART LIBRARY

The Barber Fine Art Library is located on the ground floor of the Barber. The library is a specialist research level collection of books, exhibition catalogues and sale catalogues on Western art covering most of the major European schools of painting from the early Renaissance to the twenty-first century, the history of collecting, and also some Byzantine art. … Read more