Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

20/Nov/11

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located in Chamberlain Square, free of charge to enter to the majority of shows. There are different areas to the Gallery all exhibiting different things. The Gallery ranges from historical artefacts to photography to art exhibitions.

For example, I visited the Gallery for the Staffordshire Hoard:

The Hoard is made up of over 1,500 pieces of beautifully crafted gold and silver from the 7th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.

and Steve McCurry’s photography exhibition:

His coverage of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s, when he crossed the border disguised as a local with rolls of film sown into his clothes, won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad Showing Courage and Enterprise.

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