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World Class: Birmingham’s collection of Baroque Art

Amongst Birmingham Museums Trust collection of more than 800 000 objects, its collection of Baroque fine art attracts visitors and researchers from all over the world.

Helen Hillyard, a National Gallery Curatorial Trainee supported by the Art Fund, is researching this exciting collection.

She talks with Mike Gibbs, Publisher of History West Midlands, about one of her favourite works – Saint Andrew Praying Before his Martyrdom by the Florentine Artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1686).


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World Class: Birmingham’s collection of Baroque Art