img.0Plans for a performance space in the Royal Pavilion Garden, 1920s or 1930s. c. Royal Pavilion & Museums.
A new display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will showcase rarely-seen views of the Royal Pavilion Estate dating back to the 1760s, alongside digital reconstructions of how it might have looked.
According to curator Dr Alexandra Loske, “This display will survey the Royal Pavilion and its estate as it was and might have been, featuring rarely-seen views alongside discarded designs and recent digital re-creations. It will give visitors an opportunity to see unfamiliar, unusual and rare images, sourced almost exclusively from the city’s own archives and collections.”
img.1Digital model of the Royal Pavilion Estate as it’s believed to have looked in 1832, with lost servants’ dormitory* in the foreground. By Colin Jones.
Illustrations from the earliest printed books about the estate will sit beside unrealised designs, early municipal maps and 20th century plans and images. Highlights will include:
Alexandra Loske has sourced almost all the display’s inclusions from the city of Brighton & Hove’s own archives and collections. She said: “We’re keen to really make use of the city’s incredible collections, and keep making new items available for the public to see.”
img.2ClockTower 3D model - c. Colin Jones
It also comes as RPM works with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and Brighton & Hove City Council to realise a future vision for the Royal Pavilion Estate, starting with a major refurbishment of Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. For more information on this, please visit http://brightondome.org/our_future
Visions of the Royal Pavilion Estate will form part of Royal Pavilion & Museums’ 2017 Regency Season**, which will also include Jane Austen by the Sea at the Royal Pavilion and Constable and Brighton at Brighton Museum
img.3View of the North Gate Royal Pavilion
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is one of Britain’s oldest public museums. Located in the Royal Pavilion Estate at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, its collections showcase arts and crafts from across the world and history from Ancient Egypt to modern Brighton.