The Death of Nelson Remembered in Pottery

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the front … Continued

Royals in Ceramic Capture Victorian Hearts

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the front … Continued

How Victorians Celebrated Celebrity in Ceramics

The exhibition Cultural Icons at Hove Museum earlier this year provided an opportunity to display some of the flatback ceramics from the Decorative Arts Collection. Previously housed in one of our stores, these historic flatback figures offer a glimpse of the … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued

Women’s Fashion in the 1920s

Women’s fashion changed so significantly in the 1920s because of the social and political changes that occured in this exuberant decade. Social Life and the Arts After the horrors of the First World War, when thousands of young men died fighting in the trenches, … Continued