Friends of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
The Friends is an independent registered charity which was set up in 1931 to support the work of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. Over the years, this has extended to include nine museum sites that now make up Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT). We aim to give £15,000 per year to BMT and this money is used for a variety different purposes including capital funding; purchasing acquisitions; supporting conservation; and supporting contemporary artists through commissions. We have a varied events programme and a quarterly magazine.