Children's Lives: An exhibition of children's lives from the 18th century to the present day

Birmingham, Birmingham B3 3DH, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Gas Hall
Research, Social Sciences, Students
Saturday 24th March (00:00) - Sunday 10th June 2012 (00:00)
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Professor Ian Grosvenor
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4826

The Children's Lives exhibition is a partnership project between the University of Birmingham, the City Archives in Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition, which will be running until June, will reveal the changing nature of childhood, as it maps out over time how the definition of what it is to be a child has changed.

The exhibition, which will include photography, fine art and objects, features many exhibits never revealed before including works by nationally and internationally celebrated artists such as Reynolds, Gainsborough, Rossetti, Millais, Watts, Munch, Picasso and Rego, Bill Brandt’s documentary photography of the 1930s and 40s commissioned by the Cadbury family, and Nick Hedges’ powerful photographs for SHELTER in the late 70s. It will also include some material chosen by local school children.

Listen to the podcast Children's Lives: from the 18th century to the present day (MP3 - 14.1MB) Professor Ian Grosvenor -  read full transcript

Cost: Adult £4.00, Concession £3.00, Children aged 5-16 £2.00, Family £10.00, Unwaged £2.00