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Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
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The Birmingham Society of Artists established in 1829 a private exhibition space which became the basis for this municple museum. Donations by the city council and private donors meant that in 1885 a public art gallery was opened. The collection did not escape being bombed in 1940 and seven galleries had to be rebuilt. Like many municiple museums, the collection includes fine art, natural history, archaeology, ethnography, local and industrial history. 

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