7 Jan 2015

New Podcast Celebrating Birmingham’s Collection

In the second of the podcasts we are sharing this week Helen Hillyard, National Gallery Curatorial Trainee supported by the Art Fund, talks about the 17th Century painting Saint Andrew Praying Before his Martyrdom, by Florentine artist Carlo Dolci.

Birmingham’s priceless collection of over 800,000 objects has many stories to tell. Birmingham Museums Trust faces a proposed £850,000 per annum budget reduction from Birmingham City Council. This has the potential to reduce public access to these objects and directly affect the number of people that we can share these amazing stories with.

In this new series of podcasts, produced in collaboration with History West Midlands, curators at Birmingham Museums talk about some of the most extraordinary pieces in the collection, their stories and significance to the City’s enduring heritage.

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Many thanks to History West Midlands for creating the podcasts to support Birmingham Museums.

Image: Carlo Dolci, Saint Andrew Praying Before his Martyrdom, 1643,
Birmingham Museums (Accession number 1962P45).