Birmingham Museums and Arts Gallery has the largest and most representative collection of works by the major nineteenth-century artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), who was born and grew up in Birmingham. The collection is in every sense an international public resource with over 1200 works, 1138 of which are works on paper and related material. Its unique range and depth has provided the theme and impetus for this documentation project and accompanying Hidden Burne-Jones exhibition.
The project is the result of a three-year research project to catalogue the complete Burne-Jones collection of drawings, watercolours, prints, sketchbooks, paintings designs, applied art and archive at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, led by Elisa Korb, a postgraduate doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. It sets out to expose and access this unique art collection to a world-wide audience. Nearly a third of the works have been photographed to date. The aim is to complete the digitisation of this collection in 2009, as part of the creation of a Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource Site.
Hidden Burne-Jones is accompanied by a new publication of essays, published by D Giles Ltd., London. This also contains a full catalogue listing of the Burne-Jones works on paper collection at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.
Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones
from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
4 April - 1 July 2007
Leighton House Museum, London
12 October - 27 January 2008