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'The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: Foundations of a Collection'

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ISBN-13: 978-85759-814-8

This book is published to mark the eightieth anniversary of the foundation of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, an exceptional cultural resource that was founded in December 1932 by Lady Barber 'for the study and encouragement of art and music.'


Detailed Description

The book is the product of extensive new research by a team of authors, and provides a fascinating and valuable insight into the conception, birth and formative years of one of the UK's most reveared cultural institutions.  It is lavishly illustrated with 120 colour and archival images, and includes an extensive appendix listing all the acquisitions made under the Barber's first Director, Thomas Bodkin, during the first two decades of its existence.

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