New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Smith and Pepper Factory

Posted April 5th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 15 Comments

In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter nestled in-between the rows of Jewellers shops is a factory frozen in time exhibiting traditional methods of Jewellery making and production. The building and its contents are a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial past and the ...

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Birmingham Museums Store – wonderful pictures

Posted April 28th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Wonderful pictures from the 4am project’s early morning trip to the BM&G Collections store in support of the Birmingham UK City of Culture bid for 2013.  You can visit yourself on May 3rd 2010.

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Some links for April 2nd through to April 15th

Posted April 15th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

These are our links for April 2nd through April 15th: Aston Hall in frame for awards double | – Aston Hall is in the frame for two prestigious awards less than a year after the completion of a £12.5 million revamp. ...

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The long battle for the Staffordshire treasure hoard

Posted March 15th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

In the Sunday Times Magazine this weekend, Tony Robinson outlined the speculative history of the Staffordshire Hoard, from its Anglo Saxon origins through to why it was buried in the Midlands 1,400 years ago. Is this hoard evidence of a massacre? Where are ...

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The Anglo Saxon hoard is coming back to Birmingham

Posted March 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An artefact from the Staffordshire Hoard courtesy of the BM&G flickr page This weekend the Staffordshire hoard returns to Birmingham.  The Museum and Art gallery website says: The Staffordshire Hoard attracted over 40,000 visitors to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery throughout its 19 ...

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Growing numbers of you volunteer for heritage in the West Midlands

Posted October 30th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Volunteers, staff and contractors worked together on the huge and detailed job of cataloguing the contents of Newman Bros Every year Engish Heritage publishes a regional and national survey of the state of our heritage and today Heritage Counts 2008 (link to a ...

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