Pavilion Review 1996

Index to articles published in the Pavilion Review in 1996.

July 1996

Pavilion Review July 1996
Pavilion Review July 1996

1995: A Year of Awards for the Royal Pavilion and Museums!

Provides details of a number of awards won by the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum, focusing on the Royal Pavilion voted as the top tourist attraction by Holiday Which?; the floodlighting scheme at the Royal Pavilion; the conservation week Behind the Scenes winning an award and My Brighton being joint winner in the 1995 Gulbenkian Museum and Gallery Awards.

‘The Finest in Europe’ – George IV’s Private Band of Wind Musicians

Considers the significance given to music by George, Prince of Wales. This significance is discussed in relation to the design of the Music Room, George’s own band and his own musical abilities (see also April 1997).

New Acquisition for the Royal Pavilion

Records a recent acquisition of a regency couch dating approximately 1815. The author puts forward the reasons as to why the piece is thought probable to be an original from the Royal Pavilion. The article also discusses the issue of methods of display.

Kiwis Arrive at the Booth Museum

The article deals with the recent donation of a number of kiwis by the bird and wild-life artist, Raymond Harris-Ching, to the Booth Museum. The author also discusses the relationship between the artist and East Sussex.

The Dresser Dressed

The article describes a recently donated dresser by James Shoolbred & Co in the style of the Aesthetic movement and the process of its display. Detail is given to the artefacts that are displayed on the dresser, focusing on a Milton pilgrim flask. The artefacts are placed into context with a discussion on the craze for Japanese style that reached its height during the 1870s.

The Draughtsman’s Art 

The article discusses the Master Drawings within the collection at Brighton Museum. The article focuses on the historical significance given to drawing in relation to the availability of paper as a medium as well as its break away from the division of crafts.

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