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From Dalí's Mae West-lips sofa and Philippe Starck's Alessi lemon squeezer design to ancient Roman treasures and George IV's outsized breeches, the eclectic Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses collections of international and local importance.
Originally a stable complex for King George IV, the 19th-century building now includes the Brighton Dome concert hall.
The Ancient Egypt galleries display 600 items from one of the UK's major Egyptology collections. They offer a window into the lives, beliefs, technology and environment of the ancient Egyptians and provide background on the excavation of the objects.
Further exhibits include a world art collection that spans two millennia, a fashion gallery, a fine art gallery with some 2,000 paintings and a large collection of portrayals of Brighton, including films, audio, images and local ephemera. Galleries on the themes of 'performance' and 'body' explore the history of these topics on a global scale.
The Brighton History Centre, located on the upper floor of the museum, is the main information resource for Brighton cultural and family history.