Opening up the Chinese wallpaper collection

Ever wondered what is kept in the stores at the Royal Pavilion? Our paper conservator Amy Junker Heslip looks forward to opening up our Chinese wallpaper collection. The Prince Regent, the creator of the Royal Pavilion, used Chinese wallpapers in … Continued

The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18 in 1815 in what is now part of Belgium. Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated by a British-led coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Army. The battle marked … Continued

The ‘Cinderella Service’: Photographs of the Women’s Land Army

Two young women pace across a newly-ploughed field, buckets in hands, hair blowing in the wind. One has a potato in their left hand; both of their faces are slightly blurred, but they seem to be smiling wistfully, caught up … Continued

Introducing The Mindful Garden

As this year’s Heritage Open Days Festival moved online, we’ve been publishing stories this week on the theme of ‘Hidden Nature‘. From hungry tigers to dragon remains to the pigments used in Chinese wallpaper, we’ve provided plenty of ways you … Continued

Hidden Nature: Tiger-lily burning bright in Royal Pavilion Wonderland

Today’s Heritage Open Day Hidden Nature post examines the Tiger-lily found within and around the Royal Pavilion. During Covid-19 lockdown I started cataloguing Mike Jones’s wonderful drawings of plants and flowers in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. Where possible, I try … Continued

Hidden Nature: Flower power from the Far East – Peony, the King of Flowers

Continuing this weeks Heritage Open Days theme of Hidden Nature, we take a look at some of the hidden flowers among the Royal Pavilion wallpaper. During Covid-lockdown the Royal Pavilion team of conservators and curators worked hard on rehanging the … Continued



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