Monday, 16 February 2015

History West Midlands - World Class: Birmingham's Pre-Raphaelite collection

Listen to this great podcast about Birmingham's collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.

The collection of Pre-Raphaelite artworks at Birmingham Museums Trust is renowned throughout the world.

It includes more than 3 000 paintings, drawings and prints as well as unique examples of decorative art and design.

Victoria Osborne, Curator of Fine Art, faced a major challenge when she was asked by Mike Gibbs, Publisher of History West Midlands to choose a favourite piece.

Surprisingly, Victoria did not select one of the collection’s iconic works. Instead, she presents a small but very fine work by Gabriel Rossetti (1783-1854) of Saint Cecilia designed to illustrate Alfred Tennyson’s poem The Palace of Art.

Listen to the podcast here:

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