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La Femme

c1900 This figure of young woman, partially clad, is entitled 'La Femme'. It is in gilt-bronze. It was designed by Max Blondat around 1900 and cast by Siot-Decauville. The figure is identical with the central element of a table centre entitled 'Le Tourbillon',

Armchair

1890-1900 This chair, one of pair in the museums' collection, was designed by Carlo Bugatti between 1890 and 1900. It is made from mahogany, inlaid with pewter and ivory and applied with beaten copper. It has a leather seat and back-rest, secured with vellum strips

Blouses

c1900-1905 This is a group of two cream lace blouses worn by Maud Messel, made between 1900 and 1908. One blouse has a high neck and thick cuffs embroidered with flowers and green silk ribbons, with long puffed sleeves and small cream polka dots and flowers. The oth

Underskirts

c1900-1910 This is a group of five cream coloured underskirts worn by Maud Messel. Four are made of silk and one is made of satin. They all have a train and frills around the hem. Some of the skirts are simple in design while others have tiers of lace and net frills

Winter Garden at Brighton Aquarium

The Winter Garden was a large conservatory in the original Aquarium, completed in 1872. There was a waterfall, fountains, a rockery and an abundance of ferns. From 1907 to 1918 a municipal orchestra regularly performed concerts in the Winter Garden, and t

Winter Garden at Brighton Aquarium

The Winter Garden was a large conservatory in the original Aquarium, completed in 1872. There was a waterfall, fountains, a rockery and an abundance of ferns. From 1907 to 1918 a municipal orchestra regularly performed concerts in the Winter Garden, and t

Photographic Print

This photographic print shows two children looking up at the Pioneer car of the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway. The two children are standing on the beach, each holding a toy spade. The car is full of passengers and appears to be headi

Photographic Print

1939 This photographic print shows evacuees arriving at Brighton Station during the Second World War. Crowds of children carrying gas masks can be seen gathered outside of a train, with numerous railway guards in attendance. Children were first evacuated to Br

Photographic Print

23 December 1939 This photographic print shows work in progress on the construction of an air raid shelter by the Intermediate School, York Place, Brighton. The print was made by the Borough Surveyor's department as part of a record of local air raid provisions. War with

Photographic Print

1939 This photographic print was made by the Borough Surveyor's department. It shows an excavator digging a trench by Varndean School, Brighton. This was in order to build an air raid shelter for the school. This print was made as part of a record of local pro

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