Online Talks: Series Four

Series four

Enjoy an in-depth insight into the Barber’s stunning collection through this programme of mini art podcasts.

Discussions include past and present displays, small groups of related works, an aspect of the member of staff’s own research, or single masterpieces and recent acquisitions.

Episode 6: 

The First Dictators: Politics, Propaganda and the Collapse of the Roman Republic, with Maria Vrij, Coin Curator

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Episode 5:

The Viewer and the Viewed, with Giulia Schirripa, Arts Society Collections Intern

Listen below or read the transcript.


Episode 4: 

Drawn to Antiquity: Works on Paper from the Lawrence Alma-Tadema Collection, with Sarah Kilroy, University of Birmingham

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Episode 3: 

Lovis Corinth, Portrait of Dr Ferdinand Mainzer, with Dr Camilla Smith, University of Birmingham

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Episode 2: 

Sharing a research project: a Boy in Seville

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Find out more about the Barber’s research into Murillo’s painting.


Episode 1:

Claude Lorrain’s Pastoral Landscape (1645) at the Barber Institute, with Robert Wenley, Head of Collections

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Thanks for listening

Music composed and performed by Jack Davies especially for these mini podcasts.

Please bear with us regarding any varying audio quality – we are recording from home.



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