Birmingham Museums has launched Birmingham Museums on Demand, a brand-new digital service making the fascinating stories behind Birmingham’s collections available online to watch anytime, anywhere in the world.
While the nation remains in lock-down Birmingham Museums on Demand will allow visitors to not only enjoy fascinating content from the comfort of their own homes it will also help support the future of Birmingham Museums Trust. From intriguing treasure finds to the stories behind the Pre-Raphaelite collections, captivating closer inspections of paintings to the hidden histories of buildings, Birmingham Museum’s experts will share their insights and stories through exclusive digital content.
Birmingham Museums on Demand starts in February with a programme featuring Love, Betrayal, Poison and Death – Part One which takes a look at how artists have been inspired for centuries by powerful stories and strong emotions, and The Bredon Hills Roman Coin Hoard which tells the amazing story of 3000 silver coins that were discovered near an Iron Age hillfort. Two additional talks: Work by Ford Madox Brown will take a closer look at this painting of Victorian England and The Ice House at Aston Hall will reveal its history, purpose, and use.
Viewers can purchase a one-month Birmingham Museums on Demand pass costing £20. Each month a new package of four exclusive talks and lectures created by Birmingham Museums will be released. Both Members and Patrons of Birmingham Museums receive a discount of 25%. All proceeds go towards supporting Birmingham Museums Trust, helping to conserve its historic sites and world class collections.