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Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable regency society and is still a distinctive landmark for Brighton and Hove today. The Royal Pavilion is also home to some of the finest collections and examples of the chinoiserie style in Britain.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,005,750
  • 2013-2014: £756,439
  • 2014-2015: £744,563

Video feed

Your War Stories: WW1 Open Day at Brighton Museum, 13 Sep 2014

Family histories from the First World War, shared by visitors to the War Stories Open Day held at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Saturday 13 September 2014. Directed and produced by Lindsey Smith.

Land Girls: Their Past Your Future

Former land girls worked together with students from Cardinal Newman School, Brighton & Hove, to make this new film about wartime experiences. Find out why they decided to become land girls, how they settled into life in the countryside and dealt with the dangers of work on the land. Supported through Their Past Your Future Phase 2 Programme

Beyond the Mantlepiece

Beyond the Mantelpiece: exhibition at Brighton Museum, Willett Gallery. 13 May 2014 to 9 May 2015 Working with artist Annis Joslin, The Museum Mentors Group created this film which accompanies their display of ceramic objects, created around the theme of charity in response to pieces within the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery. This film forms part of the ‘Out of the Blue Waide Project,’ within the framework of the INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England cross-border European cooperation programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

From Downs to Sea: exploring Portslade and West Hove

The From Downs to Sea exhibition was shown at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in Spring 2014. It was curated by residents from West Hove and Portslade who chose works from the Arts Council collection to reflect the geography and character of where they live. In this film the curators give you a personal tour of their neighbourhood and introduce their favourite places in Portslade and West Hove. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery worked with the Residents and the Trust for Developing Communities from April 2013 to the opening of the exhibition in April 2014.

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From Downs to Sea: community curator interviews

The From Downs to Sea exhibition was shown at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in Spring 2014. It was curated by residents from West Hove and Portslade who chose works from the Arts Council Collection to reflect the geography and character of where they live. The residents were involved in all aspects of the exhibition, from choosing works that resonated with them personally, to creating the text and film to be used in the gallery. ‘We were given the opportunity to work with Brighton Museum to choose art work from the Arts Council Collection for an exhibition. We found many works that spoke to us about what we experience in our daily lives, living on the outskirts of a big city… the story of our home – between the Downs and the sea.’ Brighton Museum & Art gallery worked with the Residents and the Trust for Developing Communities from April 2013 to the opening of the exhibition in April 2014. In this film the Community Curators talk about the exhibition, what it means to them and their experience of working towards it.

From Downs to Sea: a Slice of Life

Video accompanying From Downs to Sea exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 5 April -- 15 June 2014: http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/WhatsOn/Pages/BMAGFromDownstoSea5aprto15jun14.aspx 'We were given the opportunity to work with Brighton Museum to choose art work from the Arts Council Collection for an exhibition. We found many works that spoke to us about what we experience in our daily lives, living on the outskirts of a big city. This exhibition helps to tell the story of our home -- between the Downs and the sea.' Residents from the Portslade and West Hove neighbourhoods The exhibition includes seascapes by L S Lowry and Jeffrey Camp; rural scenes by Peter Doig and Edward Burra; and urban images by Carel Weight and David Redfern are all included in this exhibition that encourages the visitor to reflect on their own personal responses to the art that they see. Subtitles included in video clip.

Bring Spencer Tunick to Brighton Museum for Museums at Night 2014!

Voting has long since closed for this. But here was our pitch to bring Spencer Tunick to Brighton Museum for Museums at Night 2014... ******** We need your vote to bring Spencer Tunick to Brighton Museum as part of Museums at Night! Cast your vote for Royal Pavilion and Museums here: http://www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/museums-at-night/ART461565-Connect10-Vote-Spencer-Tunick Short silent clip promoting Tunick's work and images of nudes from the Royal Pavilion and Museums' collections.

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink 2013 -- what's on your list?

Skate at Brighton's Royal Pavilion Christmas ice rink this season - stunning, twinkly, romantic, family-friendly... all topped off with beautiful food in our rinkside bar and restaurant. Video produced by the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. For further details and to order tickets: http://www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk/.

Exploring the Royal Pavilion Bottle

Silent film by artist Stig Evans exploring the Saloon Bottle of Brighton's Royal Pavilion. This area, a series of small rooms beneath the Pavilion's main dome, is inaccessible to the public. Stig's film shows the rooms as they appear today, and concentrates on the graffiti which can be seen on the walls. Much of this dates from the 19th and early 20th centuries, before the Pavilion was restored to its present condition. Film produced for the 2013 Regency Colour exhibition in the Royal Pavilion. Please note that there is no audio accompanying the clip.

The Jeff Koons Collective

Film produced by our Digital Media Apprentice documenting the journey of the Jeff Koons Collective who helped organise 3 events inspired by the Jeff Koons exhibition at Brighton Museum.

Story Drop teaser clip

Teaser trailer for the Royal Pavilion and Museums' Story Drop app launching 7 September 2013 as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013. App funded by Arts Council England and produced in association with Surface Impression.

Out Late animation

A rather fabulous collaborative animation in rainbow coloured felt by visitors to Brighton Museum's Out Late event on Thursday 25 July 2013. Clip produced by Sheep Films. Please note: this video clip contains no audio.

The Jeff Koons Pop-Up Event

The Jeff Koons Collective organised a surprise flash mob in the Pavilion Gardens on Saturday 13 July 2013. The day was filled with dancing, balloons and silent jams. The Jeff Koons Collective are a group of young people aged 14-24.They have been working with artists, curators and designers to create merchandise and an events programme in response to the Jeff Koons exhibition at Brighton Museum. Come and see the exhibit that inspired this group of young people! The Jeff Koons exhibit is now open at Brighton Museum with free entry until 8 September 2013!

Young Ummah Project at Brighton Museum

This film, currently on display in the World Stories: Young Voices gallery at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, was made by members of the Young Ummah Project, which is a group for young Muslims in Brighton & Hove. In the film the young people explore the Five Pillars, the key beliefs of Islam. The Five Pillars are Shahada (belief in one God and the Prophet Muhammad), Salat (daily ritual prayer), Zakat (charity), Sawm (fasting during the month of Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to the sacred city of Makka). Clip features subtitles, closed captions, and British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.

Bears Spotted in Royal Pavilion Gardens

White bears have reportedly escaped from Brighton Museum! The next predicted sighting of the bears is July 13th... will you be there for the Bear Hunt?! Stay up to date!: #brightonbearhunt; @brightonmuseums; The Jeff Koons Pop-Up is the final event organised by the Jeff Koons Collective. Come along for a bear hunt and dance off; silent jams and live music. More information can be found on our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387213694830454/

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Glynn Philpot's Early Work

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White talk about Glynn Philpot and his early artistic career. Several paintings and a sculpture by Philpot can be seen in Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- The Bloomsbury Group

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White discuss the Bloomsbury Group and artist Duncan Grant, whose work Panel for the Music Room of the Lefevre Gallery, c1932 can be seen in the 20th Century Art & Design Gallery at Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Glynn Philpot's Artistic Changes

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White discuss Glynn Philpot and the changes to his artistic work later in his career. Several paintings and a sculpture by Philpot can be seen in Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- The Devil's Altar

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum Kelly Boddington and Rob White talk about the artist Gluck and her work The Devils Altar which can be seen in the 20th Century Art & Design Gallery at Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Queen Anne and William III

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White discuss Queen Anne and William III's relationships with some of their closest courtiers. Ceramics featuring Queen Anne and William III can be seen in Mr Willett's Popular Pottery at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Alexander McQueen

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White talk about fashion designer Alexander McQueen. A silk dress designed by McQueen is displayed in the Fashion gallery at Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Gay Pride & LGBTQ Life

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White talk about the Pride parade and LGBTQ life in Brighton & Hove. A Pride t-shirt and stickers, and film footage from the Pride parade, can be seen in the Exploring Brighton gallery at Brighton Museum

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- René Lalique

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Laura Waters talks about Lalique and the Palestre vase which can be seen in the 20th Century Art & Design Gallery at Brighton Museum.

Object Stories LGBTQ trail -- Rosa Bonheur

Film clip made for the Object Stories project at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The project highlights objects on display in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with an LGBTQ connection, and is accompanied by a trail leaflet available from the museum. Kelly Boddington and Rob White talk about artist Rosa Bonheur and her career as a painter of animals. Her works The Stage, 1875 and Shepherd of the Pyrenees, 1888 will be on show at Brighton Museum from late April

It's all about BIBA

Visitors to the Biba Believers event at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery talk about their memories and experiences of Biba. Stills and audio recorded 23 March 2013. Video produced in support of the Barbara Hulanicki: Biba and Beyond exhibition held in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Video produced by Lindsey Smith, commissioned by the Royal Pavilion and Museums.

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Royal Pavillion 4-5
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