With public art collections currently closed The Guardian are exploring highlights and hidden gems from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Emalee Beddoes-Davis, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Birmingham Museums Trust writes about Donald Rodney’s ‘Land of Milk and Honey II’, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Read about Farwa Moledina’s ‘Not Your Fantasy I’, recently acquired by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and currently on display. Recent graduate Farwa was selected for New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennial last year and her work can also be seen as part of Thirteen Ways of Looking at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.

Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the UK’s largest independent museum trusts, has appointed Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah as joint CEOs. The pair will formally join the charity in November, taking over from Dr Ellen McAdam who stepped down in June this year.

Cold War Steve’s latest work – an homage to his hometown of Birmingham – features a glittering cast of local luminaries set against a 19th Century cityscape. Find out more about this new commission from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Vivid Projects. – via BBC

The Staffordshire Hoard

The Staffordshire Hoard in focus. Apollo Magazine pick their favourite virtual and digital museum resources. – via Apollo Magazine

Vanessa Thorpe reports on Home of Metal, a series of exhibitions and events taking place across multiple West Midlands galleries – via The Observer

A site in Yardley, East Birmingham has been agreed as the potential location for a new collection and cultural centre, led by Birmingham Museums Trust