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BIRMINGHAM To find out more visit saga.co.uk/birmingham-art Art Treasures of Birmingham From the Pre-Raphaelites to Epstein, explore some of the important art collections in and around Birmingham. 4 nights from ú399 HALF BOARD l NEW l l l l l l All breakfasts and dinners Six visits Expert host and Saga Host Three talks Welcome drink Porterage at your hotel Cancellation rights. Conference Aston Hotel QQQQ The 4-star Conference Aston Hotel is a stylish and contemporary hotel located on the Aston University Campus, just steps from the city centre at the end of Corporation Street, just under a mile stroll from the striking silver discs of Selfridges and the renowned Bullring shopping centre. The hotel has 163 bedrooms and comes with free Wi-Fi. Walsall's New Art Gallery St Philip's Cathedral Walsall's New Art Gallery Your programme Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Discover some of the 3,000 paintings and drawings, prints and decorative art that make up one of the world's most important Pre-Raphaelite collections, including works by Holman Hunt and Rosetti. Birmingham Cathedral: See more Pre-Raphaelite 'treasures' as you visit the cathedral, famous for its stunning stained glass windows designed by Burne-Jones and produced by William Morris & Co. The New Art Gallery, Walsall: Completed in 1999, this spacious and contemporary gallery is the perfect space for the 3,000 works of art that form its permanent collection. The gallery is particularly famed for the Garman Ryan Collection, formed by Jacob Epstein's widow and a friend, after the artist's death. The collection includes 365 works by artists including Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Freud, plus of course Jacob Epstein. The Barber Institute of Fine Art: Part of the University of Birmingham, the Barber Institute houses a small but remarkable collection of European fine art, including works by Monet, Rubens and Gainsborough. The collection ranges from important Renaissance to Impressionist works, and is housed in what is regarded as one of Birmingham's finest art deco buildings. Wightwick Manor: This Aesthetic Movement house was left to the National Trust in 1937 and contains an important Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts collection. Look forward to enjoying works ranging from paintings and drawings by artists including Rossetti and Holman Hunt, to textiles by Morris & Co and ceramics by De Morgan in this unique property. Wolverhampton Art Gallery: This handsome gallery opened in 1884. View its Georgian and Victorian galleries. It is also noted for its collection of contemporary art. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery first opened in 1885 and is housed in a Grade II-listed city centre landmark building. It boasts more than 40 galleries to explore crammed with all manner of art and historical artefacts. The art gallery is famous for its collection of thousands of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world. You can also learn the story of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest haul of Anglo-Saxon gold ever unearthed, in its own dedicated gallery. The Birmingham History collections feature prominently in the 'Birmingham: its people, its history' gallery, while you can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture, including Greeks, Romans and Ancient Egypt. In addition to the permanent galleries, there is a diverse exhibition programme that offers a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year. Prices from: Apr 15, 2019 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 19 4 nights 399 429 429 429 Art Treasures of Birmingham. Holiday code: AT057. All prices are ús per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per night): ú19. 42 Please quote UG337 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 056 5115 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking