Royal Pavilion & Museums Insider - 5 June 2020

We're thrilled to see so many people are joining in our Mid-Week Draw online. Enjoy some of the artworks we've been sent inspired by our weekly display of items from our collections. 

We'll also look at an inspiring writer as part of our 100 First Women project and ask you to help solve the mystery of a 1900s cricket team.

Our lead story looks at how a Brighton egg shop contributed to an app for those living with dementia and their carers. It's a reminder of how museum objects can become powerful communication tools -- although we apologise for some of the eggs-cruciating puns.

The Power of Eggs

This slightly scruffy bird once sat in Bolton's egg shop in Gardner Street. Years later it appeared in the award winning House of Memories app developed by National Museums Liverpool.

Susan Eskdale and Dan Robertson explain how our social history collections were used to create a valuable communication tool for people living with dementia and their carers.
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Art inspired by our collections

Every week we run our Mid-Week Draw in Brighton Museum for anyone who wants to come along and have a go at drawing items in our collection.

Since the lockdown, we've moved the weekly session online and we're thrilled to see some of the wonderful work created as a result. Here we have a night heron by Ann, a horn by Geri drawn on her iPad and a goldcrest by Lee which was drawn in a single line. Why not have a go yourself next Wednesday?
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Patrice Lawrence

As part of our 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex blog, this week we feature author and journalist Patrice Lawrence. She writes exciting historical novels for adults and children sharing the lives of Black, Asian and ethnic minority people in the UK.

Patrice writes, ‘I want to write books that have hope in them.’ Discover more about her work in this post by Amy Zamarripa Solis.

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Who are our mystery cricketers?

This charming photo of a women's cricket team in the 1900s leaves more questions than answers. If you visit our Close Look website you can zoom in to see all the details.

We think they are from a local school somewhere in Brighton & Hove but we don't know much more. Can you help?
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