What’s in the Box?

Peek behind the scenes and see what we have found in our stores!

Behind the scenes in our museums, our Curatorial & Conservation teams constantly work to catalogue, conserve and research the collections. Along the way, the team discover new stories about artefacts that they don’t always get a chance to tell.

What’s in the Box?

Our new ‘What’s in the Box?’ display at Hove Museum & Art Gallery allows our team to reveal their most recent discoveries; showcasing rarely seen objects they are currently working on. Artefacts in individual boxes will change as new stories are found and objects are rediscovered. Future objects in the cases could be from any collection so we hope it will be an eclectic mix for you to enjoy.

The What’s in the Box? display will be accompanied by a series of Bite Size talks at Hove Museum & Art Gallery from our behind the scenes team.

Pop along at 1.30pm on the first Friday of every month to hear the team give further insights into their discoveries.

William Gladstone figure in plaster egg, c 1878
A curious object from our display. William Gladstone figure in plaster egg, c 1878

Bite Size Talk Programme May – August    

3 May Flower Fairies Hear the story of Cicely Mary Barker, author of the Flower Fairies and get up close to objects which belonged to the author.  With Collections Assistant, Joy Whittam.

7 June A Word in your Shell-like: Seaside Ceramics Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Discover the history of Goss Souvenirs and see pieces of seaside ceramics from our collections.With Collections Assistant, Lucy Faithful.

5 July Edward Lovett Discover Edward Lovett, the Edwardian folklorist and ‘emotional collector’. Lovett collected all things to do with superstition. Hear his story and see some of his objects from our collections.With Collections Assistant, Joy Whittam

Find out More

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