Capturing Colour

‘Colour is life: for a world without colours appears to us as dead.’ – Johannes Itten, 1961 We take colour in the moving image for granted. But the search for a way to capture this colour is a story of … Continued

Scandal and intrigue in suburbia

On the Pull Researcher/Interpreter Gayle Dower explores the scandalous world of blue tit courtship in her research on the Natural Science Collection. Blue tits are cute little monogamous birds, right? Every spring males establish territories, agreeing real estate by squaring up … Continued

On the Pull

This project was an exciting opportunity for Royal Pavilion & Museums to engage new audiences and develop new ways of researching, interpreting and displaying its collections. Part consultation process, part research project and part multifaceted museum experience, it was themed … Continued

Colour in the Royal Pavilion

Why were the original interiors of the Royal Pavilion so brightly coloured? Clear tints of primary colours were in vogue in the early 19th century. The fashion for this colourful palette distinguished the Regency period from the pale neo-classical decorations favoured by … Continued

Picturing Stories

How can a still image tell a story? Picturing stories features paintings and texts displayed together to demonstrate the different ways artists have interpreted the written word. Western art has traditionally been based on stories. History, literature, myth, legends and religion … Continued