Local hobby collector dreams of a real museum

Many of the objects we hold in our museums were once collected by individuals with a keen interest in a topic. But what drives collectors to collect? In this guest post, Eiffion Ashdown of our Museum Mentors group describes his … Continued

Marilyn Stafford: A life in Photography Story behind the picture: Algerian Refugee in Tunisia, 1958

As photography fans are flocking to the Marilyn Stafford: Life in Photography exhibition at Brighton Museum, we asked Nicola Jeffs, who is a member of the Marilyn Stafford Working Group Collective, to tell us more about her work. Until recently, … Continued

UK Census 1921, Preston Manor

The release to the public of the 1921 census on 6 January 2022 has opened the door to a day in the life of Preston Manor when it was a private house. The Manor would not become a museum until 1933. … Continued