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The Friends is an independent registered charity, which was set up in 1931 to support the work of Birminghams Museum and Art Gallery.  Over the years, this has extended to include nine museum sites that make up Birmingham Museums Trust. Find out more about who we are and what we do on the ‘About Us‘ page.

Our quarterly magazine, ‘Artefacts‘ is widely admired. We are delighted to have re-launched the Friends’ Events programme in the Summer 2022 edition of ‘Artefacts’, which can be downloaded here. Archive editions of ‘Artefacts’ and the Friends’ E-Newsletter are available and can be downloaded here.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please use the ‘Contact us’ page to tell us what we’re doing right or to make suggestions on what we might improve.

Friends in The Round Room at BMAG
Friends in The Round Room at BMAG
Cutting the Friends 80th Birthday cake at Blakesley Hall
The audience at David Moore's talk 'Weeping Angels' – Photo by Joanna Packwood
The audience at David Moore’s talk ‘Weeping Angels’ – Photo by Joanna Packwood
Friends volunteers posing with an Anglo-Saxon soldier at the Staffordshire Hoard themed evening opening of BMAG