Culture and Collections

A peek behind the scenes of our marvellous cultural assets

The University of Birmingham is home to a diverse cultural offer which includes public museums, galleries, archives, libraries and cultural venues.

Our cultural collections and venues deliver innovative and high quality research, teaching and public engagement. Together they present a diverse range of events and performances throughout the year

We look forward to welcoming you. 

"Culture is at the heart of the Birmingham experience. It not only informs the University's past but is central to shaping its future"

Professor Ian Grosvenor,
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Cultural Engagement


See 3D videos of items from our collections

Produced by our VISTA Centre



Call for Artists

The University of Birmingham is currently inviting expressions of interest from artists to undertake a residency on campus from summer 2014, culminating in an exhibition/event produced in partnership with the University Curator communicating the artist’s work to a wide audience. This residency will be of interest to artists whose work involves research-based practise. Read more...

Culture on Campus

The first edition of 'Culture on Campus' featuring news from the Cultural Engagement team is now out. Download a PDF versionhere and learn more about what we've been up to...

Global Challenge Internship: Museum Victoria, Melbourne
This year’s successful student has arrived in Melbourne to start her placement with the curatorial team. You can follow Emily’s journey in her blog.

Making Culture: New Ways of Reading Things an exciting new course for second year students focussing on thingsand what they mean to people. It will provide the chance to learn new skills within our diverse range of museums, archives and collections.