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Birmingham Heritage Tour

22nd March 2014

9.00am

Northwich Memorial Court
Chesterway
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 5QJ

19.00

Pickup Times

Saturday 22 March
Coach departs Northwich Memorial Hall at 9.00am
Other pick-ups available
£19.00

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to one of the world's finest collections of Pre-Raphaelite art, as well as extensive collections of fine and applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography. The Staffordshire Hoard, a unique Anglo-Saxon collection, is still in the process of being conserved and you can see objects pre-conservation and objects that have newly been conserved including objects from the second Hoard.

Photorealism: In late 1960s America, a new movement of artists began painting realistic depictions of everyday objects and scenes – gleaming automobiles, iconic highways, storefronts and diners – which at first glance appeared to be photographs. These artists were initially met with intense criticism but the photorealism movement has changed the way we see art forever. BMAG is proud to be the only UK venue to display this first and largest European retrospective.

Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction – set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is a hidden gem – home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world. Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home.




Linked Lecture by Adrian Sumner on Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelites


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