Pavilion Review 1987

Index to articles published in the Pavilion Review in 1987.

Number 1

Pavilion Review 1987, issue 1
Pavilion Review 1987, issue 1

Set Before A King: The Drottningholm Court Theatre 1766-92

Preview of an exhibition concerned with the Court Theatre at Drottningholm, Sweden. The article provides a brief history of its development and its preservation as an example of an eighteenth century theatre.

The Re-Creation of the Music Room Carpet

Recounts the process of making the carpet for the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion.

Great Drawing from the Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Recounts the exhibition of architectural drawings from the R.I.B.A. Drawings Collection, aimed to coincide with the 16th Congress of the Union of International Architects. A complementary exhibition of local plans and drawings of Brighton and Hove’s Victorian buildings (some realised, others as ideas) was concurrently ran.

Japanese Woodblock Prints

The article provides a brief history and social significance of the Japanese woodblock prints dating from the late eighteenth to mid nineteenth century. The author also provides a focus by detailing a number of works that form part of the display.

Museum Club

Details the return of the Children’s Saturday Club at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the Booth Museum of Natural History.

American Style

The author describes the flourishing Arts and Crafts movement in America during the late nineteenth century. Examples from America, which have been acquired by Brighton Museum, include a pair of salts by L. C. Tiffany, a vase by Quezal, and a lamp by Bradley and Huber.

What Not to Buy on Holiday

Retells the process of staff from the Booth Museum identifying natural history artefacts, brought back by tourists from holiday, held at Customers warehouses. A number of these artefacts were used to create an exhibition held at the Booth Museum, partly aimed to make aware the international trade of endangered species.

The Study Collection

The Scold’s Bridle (used as a form of punishment for those found guilty of spreading malicious gossip) is given as one example of the artefacts available, from the study collection, for visiting school parties.

Number 2

Pavilion Review 1987, issue 2
Pavilion Review 1987, issue 2

‘Below Stairs’ At Preston Manor

The article provides a detailed account of the purposes of the rooms which were associated with the servants at Preston Manor, giving evidence of the nature of the different roles which servants undertook.

DRANGONFLIES – Through the lens

Details the processes which went to create an exhibition at the Booth Museum of prints of dragonflies. The article also emphasises the significance of the exhibition, which also contributed to the European Year of the Environment.

Victorian Chimney-pieces in the Royal Pavilion

The history surrounding the design and production of the fireplaces and their maker, John Thomas, during 1850 at the Royal Pavilion in relation to the original Regency design. The fireplace in the Music Room was removed and replaced with a reproduction of the original marble fireplace.

Re-Opening of the Fashion Gallery

Recounts the closure of the Fashion Gallery owing to essential maintenance work. The article included details of a number of new exhibits, which include a number of items of babywear, including a shirt intended for the heir to George IV, who did not survive after birth.

Brighton Rocks

Promotion of a booklet concerned with the materials that have been used for the town’s construction. The booklet contains two trails around the town.

Contemporary Sculptures; Metal and Motion

Critique of an exhibition held at Brighton using reused materials. The themes of metal and motion are explored in relation to the works as comments on modern society.

Old Faces at Brighton Museum

This article provides a follow up to a previously printed photograph of museum staff at Brighton during 1912, after the result of which, a number of individuals have been identified.

Number 3

Pavilion Review 1987, issue 3
Pavilion Review 1987, issue 3

After the Storm

Recounts the effects from the hurricane during 1987 when a stone ball was pushed by the movement of scaffolding from the Pavilion’s exterior, which resulted in damage in the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion.

Brighton Bear

Recounts the presentation of ‘Brighton Bear’ to the Mayor of Brighton. The bear, which joined 32 other bears at the Toy Museum at Rottingdean Grange, was sponsored and produced by the New Brighton Senior Club to celebrate 100 years of New Brighton, Minnesota, USA.

Sussex Connections: New Acquisitions for the Fine Art Collection

Details three recent acquisitions to the Royal Pavilion & Museums; George, Prince of Wales (artist unknown 1787), The Ration Carrier by Eric Kennington (1888-1960) and Brighton Front by Jacques Emilé Blanche (1861-1942).

Easel Paintings: their deterioration, technical examination and conservation

Discussion of the technical techniques used to deal with the conservation of easel paintings, identifying the three main causes of deterioration as a result of environmental problems, dust and water.

New Acquisition

Details the presentation of the cellaret, an original piece to the Royal Pavilion. The article describes a number of design elements in terms of fashion during the early 19th century, partly using household advice manuals as a source of evidence.

The Booth Museum of Natural History and the European Year of the Environment

Details the role that Brighton aims to play, and the organizations it has set up as part of the European Year of the Environment. This piece also relates to an article from the last edition of the Pavilion Review (1987, no.2) entitled Dragonflies through the lens.

Shadowland: Gordon Anthony Photographs 1926 – 1952

Details an exhibition on the work of Gordon Anthony’s photographs of dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers and his role in the promotion of ballet during the 1930s and 1940s.

Les Ballets 1933

Recounts an exhibition at Brighton Museum where the collection of Les Ballets costumes were on display. The article also provides a brief history of its works and its connection with Edward James.

The Muntzer Gift

A brief history of the significance of C. F. A. Voysey and the recently given items designed and associated with him, from his daughter, G. F. Muntzer. The focus of the article is based around the gifts received by Brighton Museum, which included the Architect’s Devil, designed and carved by Voysey as a self-portrait.

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