BMAG FC vs Louvre!

While working in the Print Room at BMAG the other day I came across an old events leaflet from 1988 containing this snippet of news:

‘We have often lent our pictures to exhibitions abroad, but rarely our staff! However on 3 April, the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Football Club (The Galleries) have been invited to play the Louvre team in Paris.  They are sending a team over here for a return match on 22 May. […]

The Louvre have won their League for the past three consecutive seasons and their League Cup last year, so your support will be especially welcome.  We will do our best!’


If anyone can tell us more about The Galleries or recognises any members of the team, it would be great to hear from you. And of course we’d love to know who won the match!


Victoria Osborne, Curator (Fine Art)



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