In The Picture: ‘My View’ Competition Winners

Painting of the front exterior of the artist's home

My View Thank you to everyone who entered our lockdown competition, and we hope you all had fun taking part. The theme was My View to help us think about our surroundings, let our imaginations fly and record our thoughts during the unprecedented period. Your entries didn’t disappoint – and we’re delighted to share some of … Read more

In the Picture Caption Contest

Caption Contest The Barber Association newsletter, In the Picture, includes a caption contest with each issue. Though only one ‘winning’ caption will be shared in the newsletter, we thought it would be fun to share our favourites for your enjoyment! Autumn 2020 The Visitation, 1577, by Paulo Caliari, known as Veronese Summer 2020 Mr Briggs Contemplates a Day’s … Read more

Barber Association: Previous Events

Previous events Since launching in 2017, the Barber Association has been busy! Here are some events we have enjoyed… 2020: The Barber Association events programme was paused in March 2020 to ensure the safety of all staff, Patrons and Members as part of the national effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 8 July: Curator-led … Read more

Become a Member of the Barber Association

Become a Member Join our community of like-minded art- and music-lovers and gain exclusive access to our collection through a programme of special events, talks and tours. Your membership subscription will help fund vital sector training through paid internships, supporting our ambition to bring art and music to ever wider audiences. In recognition of your … 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

Become a Patron of the Barber Association

Become a Patron We have three levels of Patronage – Benefactor, Director’s Circle and 1932 Club – each offering a range of enjoyable and stimulating benefits for those who are excited by art and music, and the opportunity to inspire the same passion in future generations. To join the Association, please complete and return the … Read more