Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery opens

ON 28 Nov 1885, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery opened in purpose-built addition to Birmingham Council House, Yeoville Thomason, architect. The Council paid for the extension containing the Museum and Art Gallery using funds from the municipal gas works and land appropriation provisions of the governing Public Libraries Act.


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

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28 Nov 1885

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