Recently Birmingham Museums Trust staff organised an ‘Edible Masterpieces’ event to raise money for the Art Fund; a charity which supports museums and galleries in the UK, and has aided key acquisitions and staff posts at Birmingham Museums.
Staff were invited to create delicious cakes and bakes inspired by their favourite works of art. The results were pretty impressive – from Old Masters to the Pre-Raphaelites, Contemporary art to the Staffordshire Hoard, Birmingham Museums diverse collections could be both admired and consumed!
There was also a competition, and the entries were judged by the Art Fund’s Birmingham representative Celia Potts. The top spot was awarded to a sponge version of Modigliani’s Madame Z, created by our multi-talented Curator of Fine Art, Victoria Osborne.
Competition was tight, so please comment below to support your favourite bake. Also, if you feel inspired to create your own edible masterpiece after the Birmingham Museums collection, we’d love to see your pictures! Also remember it is Museum Cake Day (#MusCake) on 25th June, so get baking!
Maria Alambritis (HLF ‘Skills for the Future’ Curatorial Trainee) and
Helen Hillyard (Art Fund and National Gallery Curatorial Trainee)