The Stranger Within: challenging stereotypes

The British Gypsy could be viewed as the stranger within, or as German Sociologist Georg Simmel described, ‘Stranger in society from elsewhere;’1 a people who settled among other inhabitants, though were treated with suspicion and ignorance as they represented an … Continued

Virtual Walkthroughs of our Museums

Popping into your local museum may not be an option while under lockdown, but there are a few ways in which you can virtually visit our galleries from the safety of your home. Royal Pavilion 360 Saloon The spectacular Saloon … Continued

Physically closed, digitally open

Like all museums across the UK our doors are shut to the public owing to the coronavirus outbreak. But our online resources are as open as ever, and we’re making fresh efforts to publish even more over the coming weeks. … Continued

Philanthropic Mrs Marriott

We are currently seeing an upsurge in communities coming together and supporting each other. Today’s blog of pioneering women of Sussex, by curator Alexandra Loske, focuses on the little known Mrs Marriott who set up a series of almshouses to … Continued

Pioneering film director, Ida Lupino

Today marks 67 years since the release of the spine-chilling film, The Hitch-Hiker. With it, director, Ida Lupino made cinema history by becoming the first woman to direct a film noir.  Ex Brighton and Hove High School pupil, Ida Lupino … Continued

The Marvellous Mrs Mary Merrifield

Curator Alexandra Loske is excited to discover that artist and writer Mary Philadelphia Merrifield was also a pioneering dress historian. She explains more in our new blog in the series 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex . Anita Corbin’s exhibition of … Continued