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English: The Round Room at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Source - FlickR (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BMAG, a part of Birmingham Museums launched in 1885 and known for its
Pre-Raphaelite paintings, has over 40 galleries. Birmingham Museums,
owned by Birmingham City Council and governed/managed by registered
charity Birmingham Museums Trust, contains around 800,000 objects,
displayed/stored in its nine venues, attracting over one million
visitors annually. Ellen McAdam is Trust Director and Steve Freer is
Trustees Chairman of Birmingham Museums, which held a Rangoli (Hindu
artform) Demonstration in November and has a 19-20th century carved wood
figure of Kurma, second avatar of Lord Vishnu, in its collections.
Raymond Hassall, John Clancy and Mark Rogers are Birmingham’s Lord
Mayor, Council Leader and Council Chief Executive respectively.