Bite-size Museum 2016

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Every Tuesday, Brighton Museum have been holding free bite-sized gallery talks at midday.

The pop-up guided tours, short talks and closer looks at stories from our eclectic collections are led by Royal Pavilion & Museums staff.

Tuesday 13 December

Ice Maiden. Exploring the meaning of polar bears in illustrations of fairy tales and fantasy novels. With Curator Dr Alexandra Loske.

Tuesday 6 December

Discovering more through rare memorabilia in this short history of feature films featuring Brighton’s palace as a film star! With Visitor Services Officer Marcus Bagshaw

Tuesday 25 October

A family-friendly spooky Halloween story! With Storyteller and Guide Karen Antoni

Tuesday 11 October

Charles James: The Neo-Romantic couturier and his Countess client. With Curator of Fashion & Textiles Martin Pel

Tuesday 27 September

Painting Mother Nature: Flowers and femininity in The Language of Flowers exhibition. With Visitor Services Officer Meg Hogg

Tuesday 20 September

All that glitters is gold: Taking a closer look at Asante gold weights. With Curator of World Art Rachel Heminway-Hurst & Collections Assistant Steve Kisko.

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Tuesday 13 September

Step into Yesterday: Discovering the Brighton Museum of 1900. With tour guide Louise Peskett.

Tuesday 30 August

My Dress, My Choice: Hearing about the disturbing trend of violently stripping women in Kenya, and their protests against it. With Fashion Cities Africa collections panel member Mary Frances Lukera.

Tuesday 23 August

Family-Friendly Fun! An interactive story about dinosaurs and mini-beasts. With Researcher Karen Antoni.

Tuesday 2 August

Family-Friendly Fun! An interactive story-telling of The Cat Who Walks Alone by Rudyard Kipling. With Researcher Karen Antoni.

Tuesday 26 July

Romano-British Brighton. Celebrating the Festival of Archaeology by unearthing more about Brighton’s ancient history. With Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society member John Funnell.

Tuesday 19 July

The Buried Blackrock Hoard. Celebrating the Festival of Archaeology with a discussion on the hoard as a gift to the gods, the dead, or a place of safekeeping. With Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society member Jane Russell.

Tuesday 12 July

Hollingbury Hillfort – a Celtic castle in Brighton & Hove? Celebrating the Festival of Archaeology by unearthing more about Brighton’s ancient history. With Curator of Local History & Archaeology Andy Maxted.

Tuesday 5 July

Wonderful Wildlife! Enjoying a guided stroll around the gardens in full bloom. With Head Gardener Robert Hill-Snook.

Tuesday 28 June

The Medium’s Medium. The story behind a small collection of Victorian spirit photographs. With Digital Development Officer Kevin Bacon.

Tuesday 21 June

Discovering the meaning of Swahili messages hidden within traditional garments. With Fashioning Africa collecting panel member Tony Kalume.

Tuesday 14 June

Across the Black Water. Fiction bringing history to life with the story of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh soldiers of WW1. With Caroline Goffin, member of the Salt of the Sarkar project. (photographs © Nina and Salt of the Sarkar) 

Tuesday 7 June

Living Echoes. Hearing the living histories of once resplendent Burmese buildings. With authors of Yangon Echoes: Inside Heritage Homes Virginia Henderson and Tim Webster.

Tuesday 31 May

Amazing Amber, A Window into the Past. Taking a close look at amber and the secrets that it can reveal in this family friendly talk. With John Cooper, former Keeper of Natural Sciences at the Booth Museum.

Tuesday 17 May

Re-fashioning Africa. Hearing how car tyres are recycled and given new life as sandals. With Fashion Cities Africa collection panel member Tony Kalume.

Tuesday 3 May

Blooming Marvellous! Introducing the new fine art display The Language of Flowers. With Partnerships and Special Projects Officer Nicola Coleby and Conservator Stig Evans.

Tuesday 26 April

Fashion Cities Africa. An introduction to the exciting upcoming exhibition. With World Art Curator Helen Mears.

Tuesday 19 April

Pavilion Blues 1916-1920. Hearing stories from the Pavilion military hospital for limbless soldiers. With Curator of Local History & Archaeology Andy Maxted.

Tuesday 12 April

Turner’s Rainbow. A special opportunity to view and learn more about the story behind Brighthelmstone, Sussex (1824) by JMW Turner. With Curator Dr Alexandra Loske.

Tuesday 5 April

Discovering Dinosaurs. Finding out about the discovery of pre-historic creatures in Sussex. With Keeper of Natural Sciences John Cooper.

Tuesday 22 March

Contemporary African Fashion. An introduction to the exciting upcoming Fashion Cities Africa exhibition. With Costumes & Textiles Curator Martin Pel.

Tuesday 15 March

Aubrey Beardsley: He’s not the Master of Line, he’s a very naughty boy! With Researcher Alexia Lazou.

Tuesday 8 March

Collecting the World. Discovering more about the life and work of Natural History collectors. With Curator of Natural History Lee Ismail.

Tuesday 1 March

Wonderful Wildlife! Enjoying a guided stroll around the gardens as the season changes into spring. With Head Gardener Robert Hill-Snook.

Tuesday 23 February 

Dali’s Lips, Gossip and Controversy. Hearing more about the Salvador Dali sofa and the stories surrounding it! With Partnerships & Special Projects Officer Nicola Coleby.

Tuesday 16 February

Willett’s Exotic Creatures. Discovering more about the current exhibition at the Royal Pavilion through the museum’s ceramics collection. With Curator Dr Alexandra Loske.

Tuesday 9 February

Learning more in the last talk in the Pierdom series on the fascinating history of pier entertainments. With Explainer Jackie Marsh-Hobbs.

Tuesday 2 February

Biba, Barbara and Brighton. Taking a closer look at the career of Barbara Hulanicki and her connection to Brighton. With Curator of Costume & Textiles Martin Pel.

Tuesday 26 January

Brighton’s Earliest Potters. Learning more about our earliest local creatives! With Curator of Local History & Archaeology Andy Maxted.

Tuesday 19 January

The Ammonite Capital. Discovering more about the unusual decorative hallmark of Brighton. With Keeper of Natural Sciences John Cooper.

Tuesday 12 January

The Amazing Art of Asian Puppetry! Learning more about Indonesian shadow and Vietnamese water puppets and what they can reveal about these cultures. With Curator Rachel Heminway-Hurst.

Tuesday 5 January

Willett’s Exotic Creatures. Discovering more about the current exhibition at the Royal Pavilion through the museum’s ceramics collection, with a chance to see objects not otherwise on display. With Curator Dr Alexandra Loske.

 

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