Whilst there I took the opportunity to explore the new Library, following the Discovery Trail around the building. Favourite items were the typewriter by Jennifer Collier; two panels in the Book Rotunda by Lucy McLauchlan (Lucy McLauchlan); The Book Apothecary on the lower ground floor; the animated feature based on Birds of America by Matthew J Watkins also on the lower ground floor and, finally, the best of all, the piece of work by Su Blackwell 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
|The exterior from the Discovery Terrace|
|Glass Lift from Floor 4 to 7|
Another surprise was finding an Anthony Gormley sculpture in Birmingham. I discovered it on my way back to catch the train after popping into the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. I will certainly be back to explore the Museum further. I only had chance to have a look at the Staffordshire Hoard, the Pre-Rephaelites gallery and a current exhibition, which is on until 19 January, "Birmingham Printmakers: Thirty Years of Printmaking 1983-2013".