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Discover how arty Birmingham is, from the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works to a creative hub packed with new artists.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite artwork in the world, as well as collections of silver, sculpture, ceramics and ancient and social history galleries.

Amongst its treasures is the Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in a field in 2009, it is the largest collection of Anglo Saxon gold ever found.

The nearby Ikon Gallery is stylish, progressive and recognised for its individuality, exhibiting international and British art in a changing programme.

Across town at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts you’ll discover an outstanding collection of Old Masters alongside modern classics. You’ll see works by Rubens, Gainsborough, Rossetti, Monet, Degas and Magritte.

Eastside Projects based in Digbeth showcases experimental contemporary art practices and exhibitions. You’ll also find the Custard Factory here: a vibrant corner of Birmingham that’s home to a hive of young creative companies, galleries and fine artists.

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