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The Friday Photo: BMAG Stair Rail

Posted September 27th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments


I was walking past the museum and art gallery a few weeks ago and just ‘saw’ this image and was really excited and pleased by the photo it produced. One of my favourite places to visit in Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery was built in 1885. Prior to it being built exhibitions had to be housed in the Free Library and also at Aston Hall. Money was raised from various gifts and donations and the gallery was opened by the Prince of Wales. BMAG houses an extensive Pre-Raphaelite collection, which happen to be my favourite, including the biggest collection of Edward Burne-Jones art works in the world, which is great because he was a local, being born just down the road on Bennett’s Hill!

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