The Society of Brighton Print Collectors

The Society of Brighton Print Collectors was the brainchild of the late Henry Smith, an expert on Brighton & Hove’s history and a great collector of the town’s antique prints. He never managed to start the project before he died, so in honour of his name several old collector-friends of his decided to complete what he had in mind.
Membership is by having a collection and having a continuing interest in the town’s history and its engravings. We meet twice a year, spring and autumn. Members bring one or two items of interest and one member might present a short talk on a particular print. In the past we have had a meeting in the Museum looking at architectural prints/plans of the Pavilion, and members of the Museum staff often join our meetings. The object of the Society is to increase our collective knowledge of the subject and simply enjoy the prints.