16th August 2010:
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is asking the public to help in exploring the history of Birmingham. The first opportunity to do this in person will be at the Museum Collections Centre Open Day on Sunday August 22nd. We want you to bring along your personal objects, stories and memorabilia which relate to your lives in Birmingham and Birmingham’s history from 1945 to the present day. Tell us about your own experiences of living or working in Birmingham. Perhaps you have an object or story to share about Birmingham sport, music, fashion, shopping, schools, landmarks, hospitals, transport, faith, migration, politics or industry? Your stories and objects will be documented and museum staff may later ask to borrow your object for the Your Birmingham gallery opening in autumn 2012.