Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour

Sights of Wonder Pyramids, temples, sphinxes and shrines: breathtaking images of these ancient and often iconic landmarks, captured by pioneering photographer Francis Bedford, provided new insights for Victorians into the historic and biblical sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, these remarkable photographs from the Royal Collection feature in … Read more

Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020 We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University of Birmingham. Tuesday 22 September, 2 until 3.30pm; free via Zoom: The Expanded Portrait: Online Poetry Writing Workshop with poet Jasmine Gardosi. Join the Barber and local spoken-word artist and poet Jasmine Gardosi for an experimental and collaborative poetry writing workshop! Meet other like-minded students in this relaxed session … Read more

Sounding Images

A selection of the Barber’s most iconic paintings – as you’ve never heard them before! Inspired by works in the gallery, here is a collection of electroacoustic pieces by University of Birmingham music students created as part of the module Sounding Images. Take a listen and explore the artworks from another perspective. *** Olli Smith … Read more

Terms of Engagement

Portraits from the University of Birmingham Jacob Epstein, Tom Phillips, Humphrey Ocean and Jennifer McRae: some of the most respected British artists of the 20th century have been commissioned by the University over the past 100 years to portray and honour its chancellors, vice chancellors and other leading figures. This selection features oil paintings, works … Read more

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The Barber Institute is located next to the East Gate of the University of Birmingham’s splendid campus. Official website for the University of Birmingham: www.birmingham.ac.uk History of Art, Curating and Visual Studies Department Official webpage for the University of Birmingham’s Department of History of Art, Curating and Visual Studies: www.birmingham.ac.uk/historyofart