Index to articles published in the Pavilion Review in 2000.
‘From The East Comes Light’: A Relic of the Raj at Hove Museum
Discusses the Jaipur Gate at Hove Museum, focusing on the original intention of its use, as part of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in 1886. The article considers the display of other cultures during this period through such exhibitions.
Number 8 Marlborough Row: A Royal Love Nest Revisited
Considers the history of the site of what is now known as Northgate House, from the time of George, Prince of Wales, focusing on the demolition of the row of terraced houses, then known as Marlborough Row, to its recent redevelopment as part of the museum site. Findings from the interior of the building, especially the layers of wallpapers, are explored.
The Lost and Found Emile Lauste Collection
Details the significance of the donation of artefacts belonging to the cinematographer, Emile Louis Lauste to Hove Museum and Art Gallery by his son, Dr Leslie Lauste. The article describes the importance of a number of the artefact as well as the process of acquisition, and the significance of the work of Lauste.
The Banqueting Room Ceiling
Recounts the recent work to the banqueting room ceiling by the conservation team at the Royal Pavilion to the design of Robert Jones’s original decoration.
“Splendid, and in some Instances Grotesque Dresses” Two Costumes worn at the Coronation of George IV
Considers the expense incurred by George’s Coronation, indicating the political context at the time. The author then focuses on two of the outfits worn at the possession, which are now held at Brighton Museum; a Herbwoman’s Attendant’s and the outfit of a Baron of the Cinque Port worn as a Canopy Bearer.
Launch of The Royal Pavilion’s Website
Details the recent production and launch of the Royal Pavilion’s website, indicating proposed further developments. The address of the site is also included.
The Rock Clock
Recounts the production of the Rock Clock, a replica of an original artefact purchased by George IV for the Royal Pavilion, now at Buckingham Palace. The author, also the maker of the replica, discusses the process of carving the clock from wood (compared to the original which was made of metal), and describes the artefact as to complete the chimneypiece and overmantle in the Music Room.
From Modern to Post Modernism and beyond
Emphasizes the tradition of collecting twentieth century artefacts at Brighton Museum. The author provides definitions to terms such as ‘International Style’ and ‘Post Modernism’ as well as discussing recent pieces which have added to this collection.
Hove’s Victorian Observatory
Follows through the finding of a map of the seafront at Hove, dated 1861, which indicated a camera, a flagstaff and an observatory. The author indicates primary sources where the Astronomical Observatory has been acknowledged
Hove Museum’s Lottery Success
Focuses on the proposed changes to Hove Museum as a result of funding, which includes improve disabled access and four new galleries; the Barnes Collection of early film material, the Toy Collection, the Fine Art Collection and Local History Collections. Such changes emphasise the overall aims of increasing access and strong community focus.
Contemporary Sculptures by Sokari Douglas Camp -New Acquisitions for the Body and Performance Galleries
Discusses the importance of two recent purchases, exploring Sokari Douglas Camp’s own background, then focuses on the sculptures themselves; lriabo (1995) and Naked Big Fish (1998). The article discuses the relevance of the sculptures within a museum environment, as well as the context and meaning given by the artist herself.
What Are You Reading… ?
Recounts the initiatives to encourage ‘reader development’ within a number of environments. The projects aim to link reading with recent technologies as well as to encourage reading from an early age and, by making information accessible, to widen the scope of books chosen to be read.
The Representation of Subcultures in the New Gallery of Fashion and Style
The article recounts the representation of clothing within subcultural styles that will be incorporated into the redeveloped Fashion and Style Gallery at Brighton Museum. The author discusses the meaning of subculture and the methodology employed, oral history, as an aid to buttress the meaning of the artefacts for the informants. The informants have a Brighton connection that places a local accent on the collection. A particular example of the oral history and the material culture of a Skinhead are explored in depth.