Birmingham City Art Gallery opens

On 1 Aug 1867, the Birmingham City Art Gallery opened in one room in the Birmingham and Midland Institute. Annual attendance in the thirty-by-seventy-foot room was 145,761 in 1872, when the gallery first opened on Sundays. By 1877, in the same space, attendance was an astonishing 393,645.


Amy Woodson-Boulton, “The City Art Museum Movement and the Social Role of Art”

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1 Aug 1867

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