North Balcony, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Sunday 14 May to 3 September 2017
We’re celebrating Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s achievement of securing promotion to the Premier League with a new pop-up display, Soaring Seagulls (opening Sunday 14 May 2017 to coincide with the club’s promotion parade through Brighton & Hove the same afternoon).
The display features objects and ephemera associated with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club from Royal Pavilion & Museums’ collections across two display cases. Highlights include mementoes from the club’s promotion to the old First Division in 1979, a football shirt from the 1983 FA Cup Final against Manchester United, and the emotive painting ‘Saturday Afternoon’ (1953) by Frederick Yates, depicting the club’s old Goldstone Ground which was sold in the 1990s.
The display also includes items like programmes, memorabilia and newspaper cuttings representing how far the club has come since it faced relegation 20 years ago, rising up through the divisions and establishing a new home at the American Express Community Stadium at Falmer.
Up the Albion!