Within and Without: Body Image and the Self

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The exhibition examines how social, historical and cultural factors affect body image and how this expressed through objects and artworks. It explores how body image impacts on issues such as social status, gender, stage of life, heath, aesthetics, religion, politics and sexuality. The theme has been shaped into a single narrative selected by volunteers working with staff on the exhibition’s development.

The Body Image exhibition is the second to take place in our Story Lab gallery. This space invites our visitors to help shape the future of the museum. 



What stories should the museum tell? How should objects be displayed? What is missing? Explore the theme of Body Image and contribute your ideas to the exhibition.

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
B3 3DH Birmingham
United kingdom
+44 [0]121 303 2834
http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/body-...

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Within and Without: Body Image and the Self Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Main address: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom The exhibition examines how social, historical and cultural factors affect body image and how this expressed through objects and artworks. It explores how body image impacts on issues such as social status, gender, stage of life, heath, aesthetics, religion, politics and sexuality. The theme has been shaped into a single narrative selected by volunteers working with staff on the exhibition’s development.

The Body Image exhibition is the second to take place in our Story Lab gallery. This space invites our visitors to help shape the future of the museum. 



What stories should the museum tell? How should objects be displayed? What is missing? Explore the theme of Body Image and contribute your ideas to the exhibition.
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