Study Day: Barber Institute of Fine Arts


At the end of the morning and afternoon sessions, there were opportunities to ask questions and engage in debate.

  • The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: does being part of the University of Birmingham, and sharing facilities with the History of Art department, influence its collecting practices? To what degree is it a teaching collection?
  • Discussion about how the Baron de Ferrieres collection came to be created
  • Discussion about the spelling of Jan Gossaert’s name


  • When was Guercino’s ‘Erminia and the Shepherd’ bought for Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery?
  • How does the Holburne Museum create temporary exhibition programmes?
  • How does the tagging function work on the 'Your Paintings' website?
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