On the 18th and 19th June, I attended the Photographic History Research Centre Annual Conference at De Montfort University in Leicester. The theme for the conference was ‘Material Practices of Visual Culture’ and featured two keynotes from James Ryan and Ludmilla Jordanova; a broad range of papers from both UK and international speakers; a display … Continue reading PHRC Annual Conference 2018
Apologies for the lack of posts over the last ten days. It's a very busy week and a half, with conferences, visits to historic sites, and starting my new job at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museums. Bear with me while I catch up with my posts. In the meantime, check out the below images … Continue reading Catching up…
Very early on the morning of Saturday 16 June I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, when I spotted a tweet saying that Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building (affectionately known as the Mack) was on fire. The Mack had previously caught fire in 2014, and had undergone significant restoration. Bearing this in mind I … Continue reading Glasgow School of Art – Fire at the Mack
Today is 16 June - Sussex Day! If you live in Sussex you can count yourself amongst its many illustrious residents, past and present, including... Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Eric Ravilious, Gideon Mantell, Charles Dawson, Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), Suggs, and many more. The official flag of Sussex is registered … Continue reading We wunt be druv! Happy Sussex Day!
Today was my final day working at the Sussex Archaeological Society’s two properties in Lewes - Anne of Cleves House and Lewes Castle. Working in a Wealden Hall house and Norman Castle has been a fantastic experience, and I’m sad to be leaving. Anne of Cleves House is one of nine Sussex properties given to … Continue reading All Change! New role at Brighton Museums
In 1897, poet Rudyard Kipling obviously decided that things were behind the times in Torquay and moved to Rottingdean, on the Sussex coast. After five years on the Sussex coast, Kipling moved to Bateman's at Burwash in East Sussex, purchasing the house and surrounding land and buildings - including a mill - for the princely … Continue reading You be glad you are Sussex born! Kipling in Sussex
On 16 June, Sussex marks 'Sussex Day', a celebration of the culture, landscape and heritage of the historic county. In the run up to the big day, I'll be sharing some of the heritage, arts and culture of Sussex. Sussex Day was officially recognised in 2007, and is held on 16 June each year. This … Continue reading You came, and looked, and loved the view – Sussex Day 2018