Novelty and Amusement in Victorian Ceramics

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 … Continued

Victorian Celebrities Immortalised in Ceramic

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

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

Queer the Pier: Vesta Tilley

As a community curator for Queer the Pier, I had a variety of different roles contributing to several aspects of the exhibition. A large part of my time was spent helping to create the arcade game section of the exhibition … Continued

Reflections on war

Beth Burr, Programming Assistant, takes us on a journey through the reflections, remembrances and heartfelt feelings of visitors to Brighton Museum’s 2014 War Stories: Voices from the First World War exhibition and considers their relevance today. In 2014 visitors to … Continued

Doreen Valiente, mother of modern witchcraft

Today is Beltane, the ancient Celtic festival that marks the beginning of summer, and is celebrated by the Wicca movement. Today we celebrate one of Brighton’s most intriguing women, the mother of modern witchcraft, Doreen Valiente (1922 – 1999). In … Continued