Family Trails

Family Trails Explore our collection through different themes with these fun and friendly family trails. Designed by Birmingham-based illustrator, Maxene Brown, especially for visiting families, these resources are free to print at home in advance of your booked visit or to download to your personal device. Use them to spark your creative ideas and meet … 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

FAMILY CIRCLES

British Portrait Miniatures of Children and Families The family – and how its members are depicted on portrait miniatures – is the theme of this display of outstanding small British (and one French) masterpieces from two important English private collections. Complementing the exhibition Ruby’s Room, it includes delightful and intimate little portraits of children, brothers, … Read more