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Intriguing 16th and 17th-century drawings by Dutch and Flemish artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck feature in Making a Mark, the Barber’s first physical exhibition for more than a year.

On loan from the Royal Collection’s extensive holdings in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, this is the first time in 25 years that so many of these drawings have been shown together.

This exhibition – which also includes four exceptional drawings from the Barber’s own large collection of works on paper – examines the functions and purposes of drawing, and its importance to the artist’s profession.

Making a Mark is the fourth exhibition in an annual partnership between the Royal Collection Trust and the Barber Institute. It has been curated entirely in lockdown by this year’s cohort of ten University of Birmingham Art History and Curating MA students.

Find out more and explore fascinating online content on the exhibition homepage.

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