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Your Birmingham event at the MCC Open Day

Your Birmingham event at the MCC Open Day

16th August 2010

Help Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery tell the story of Birmingham since 1945

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is asking the public to help in exploring the history of Birmingham.

The first opportunity to do this in person will be at the Museum Collections Centre Open Day on Sunday August 22nd.

We want you to bring along your personal objects, stories and memorabilia which relate to your lives in Birmingham and Birmingham's history from 1945 to the present day.

Tell us about your own experiences of living or working in Birmingham. Perhaps you have an object or story to share about Birmingham sport, music, fashion, shopping, schools, landmarks, hospitals, transport, faith, migration, politics or industry?

Your stories and objects will be documented and museum staff may later ask to borrow your object for the Your Birmingham gallery opening in autumn 2012.

There is also the opportunity to put your personal object online and tell the story about how it relates to your life in Birmingham or Birmingham History since 1945. Simply go to the Your Birmingham Flickr Group and add your images.

Read more about the planned Birmingham History Galleries that will include the Your Birmingham gallery when they open in 2012.

Image: Commemorative Bronze medal for Birmingham inner ring road. The Birmingham inner road was opened on 7th April 1971. See a large version of the image on Flickr.

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