James Williamson

James Williamson (1855-1933) was a filmmaker, manufacturer, producer, showman and inventor. He was married to Betsy Heaysman and had four children. Although born in Scotland, Williamson moved to Hove in 1886 and was part of the hugely influential Brighton School … Continued

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

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights This learning resource was created to promote understanding of this important Hindu festival. It reflects a long-standing partnership between Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the Hindu Women’s Group, a partnership which … Continued

Exploring Brighton Gallery

The Exploring Brighton gallery and Images of Brighton gallery are the local history galleries in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The galleries should be viewed in association with each other as they represent two very different sides of the city. … 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