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11th October 2012
To celebrate the launch of its new exhibition, ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is set to come alive, as it opens the city’s first living exhibit – The Birmingham Exhibitionists.
From 12 - 18 October 2012, a host of Birmingham’s best known personalities, including Midlands Today presenters Joanne Malin and Nick Owen, The Apprentice star Nick Holzherr and Lasan celebrity chef Aktar Islam, will be taking to a podium in the centre of the museum, to tell their tales of their experiences in the city.
They will also be joined by several other Birmingham natives throughout the week, each of whom have each been awarded the chance to share their extraordinary stories, experiences and links to the history of the city with visitors to the museum. Each human exhibit has been invited to bring an interesting object with them that represents their life in the city.
The Birmingham Exhibitionists include:
Ann Sumner, Director of Birmingham Museums, comments: “Birmingham is such a fantastic place, full of great people, which is why we wanted to celebrate the launch of ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ by encouraging people from across the city to come and tell their compelling stories about their life to our visitors. What’s more, visitors will also be invited to quiz our ‘podium presenters’ on their experiences and ask questions about why they love the city.
“We’ve got some brilliant speakers lined up, who have truly enthralling accounts to tell, so we encourage everyone to come along and see what it’s all about.”
‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ opens to the public Friday 12 October 2012. The exciting new spaces give visitors the opportunity to discover the broad history of
‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ opens following extensive renovation of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Much of the Grade II* listed building has been restored, uncovering some of the original features of this beautiful building.
More than 1000+ objects will be on display, in addition to two spectacular original art commissions; a topographical painting of
Entry to the exhibition is free.
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