Exploring Chinese Export Paintings – upcoming talk

A quick reminder that my next talk, 'Many Painters in Canton: Chinese Export Paintings at the Royal Pavilion', takes place at 12pm on Thursday 5 March. In this talk, I'll be exploring two sets of Chinese export paintings acquired by Brighton Museums in the 1980s. These were intended for display the Royal Pavilion, and we're … Continue reading Exploring Chinese Export Paintings – upcoming talk

Waltzing Matilda: Science, Art & Exploration in the late Georgian period

I recently gave a talk at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton investigating the relationship between science, art, and exploration during George IV's lifetime. The talk was inspired by one of the globes on display in the King's Apartments, which included a depiction of Australia - with most detail concentrated on its coastline. Read on below … Continue reading Waltzing Matilda: Science, Art & Exploration in the late Georgian period

Of Palaces and Princes: The Royal Collection in Brighton

In September 2019, over 120 items returned to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, on loan from the Royal Collection. These items are part of the exhibition, 'A Prince's Treasure: From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion'. For many of these items it is the first time they have been seen in their original setting since … Continue reading Of Palaces and Princes: The Royal Collection in Brighton