Unlocking the MuseumLab doors: rarely seen Robert Goff etchings from our stores

In Brighton Museum this week we are once again unlocking our MuseumLab doors to give you the chance to view rarely seen objects from our collections.

Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-5pm visitors can meet curators in our MuseumLab space and see an array of curious objects that are normally safely locked away in our museum stores.

Hotel Metropole, c1895, by Robert Charles Goff (FA209267)
Hotel Metropole, c1895, by Robert Charles Goff (FA209267)

Highlight of the Week: Discover Goff, Beyond Barriers

Etching by Robert Goff of the West Pier
Etching by Robert Goff of the West Pier

Visit MuseumLab on Friday 9 June and join our Curator of the Royal Pavilion Archives, Alexandra Loske, as she reveals wonderful etchings of Brighton from the artist Robert Goff. These images will be free from any display cases to give you the chance to get up close and personal with the works, and an opportunity to chat directly to Alexandra and hear intimate stories of this wonderful artist. Why not even relax in our cosy corner, be inspired by Goff, and sketch your own artwork to add to our displays?

 

Be part of a live investigation!

Alexzandra Loske-Page in Museum Lab with Goff Etching (photo credit: Stuart Robinson)
Alexandra Loske in Museum Lab with Goff Etching (photo credit: Stuart Robinson)

A painting from Florence that may be linked to Goff will also be brought to MuseumLab by a researcher for investigation. Alexandra will use our Goff etchings to help reveal any connections between the works.

Come and be part of the open forum on 9 June and help us discover fresh insights into the painting and the Goff etchings.

 

More on Goff

In the video clip below, Alexandra Loske discusses Robert Goff’s West Pier. This was produced for our 2011 exhibition Robert Goff: an Etcher in the Wake of Whistler.

 

You can also view and download hi-res digital images of some of Goff’s works from our Digital Media Bank.