OPP Day 6 – The Brighton Pavilion

The Brighton Pavilion was one of the brightest and most architecturally interesting buildings I have ever visited. From the outside, it looks similar to a building complex you may find in India. It is stunning juxtaposed against the other buildings in Brighton. We had two talks in the Pavilion. The first was by Deborah Lambert… Continue reading OPP Day 6 – The Brighton Pavilion

OPP Day 4 -Museum of Bath Architecture

Over the past three days in Bath we have mainly focused on the principles of conservation and exhibition development. Today, we were joined by Polly Andrews for a very comprehensive workshop on audience engagement. Our session started with a short powerpoint presentation on engagement strategies and how to create school and community group activities. The… Continue reading OPP Day 4 -Museum of Bath Architecture

OPP Day 3 – No. 1 Royal Crescent

On the agenda today was a session at No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum and the Cleveland Pools. When we arrived at the museum we were divided into two groups. My group went first with exhibition developer Kate Rogers to see the museum's temporary exhibition. Titled "Indulgence" the museum traces daily delights in Georgian Bath through… Continue reading OPP Day 3 – No. 1 Royal Crescent

OPP Day 2 – Beckford’s Tower and Museum

We spent most of today at Beckford's Tower and Museum with the unbelievably amazing Dr Amy Frost from the Bath Preservation Trust. Her absolute wealth of knowledge will be tapped into over the next three days as she joins us again tomorrow for the Royal Crescent and Thursday for the Museum of Bath Architecture. For… Continue reading OPP Day 2 – Beckford’s Tower and Museum

OPP Day 1 – Walking Tour of Bath

Today was the first day of the Open Palace Programme. This morning we embarked on a guided tour by the Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guide, Phil, around the city centre. The theme of the tour was the historical and architectural evolution of the city. Lasting just over 2 hours, it provided a great introduction to… Continue reading OPP Day 1 – Walking Tour of Bath