Art & Photography

The Digital Priaulx

1st November 2018
The Priaulx Library is beginning an extensive programme of digitisation in order to preserve the precious documents and images it has in its collections. In so doing the Library is also making their wealth of material more easliy accessible to visitors and researchers.  Digitised newspapers and documents, as well as the Guernsey Photographic Archive and the map collection, will be available…

A very good year: donations 2016

5th January 2017
A review of the generous donations made to the Library collection from local and outside sources. We received a large number this year, covering all types of material of local interest, from cinĂ© films to town plans, via newspaper and photograph albums. These donations, open to all our visitors to consult, are invaluable and much appreciated by the Priaulx Library staff and Council and, even more inportantly, by all the researchers who make use of them.

Statue of Gilliatt, hero of The Toilers of the Sea, on display in the Library

11th April 2016
As part of our Exhibition to complement the Victor Hugo in Guernsey Festival, we were honoured to be able to display a miniature in bronze of Gilliatt by E-J Carlier, very kindly brought over to us from Paris by Professor Jean-Marc Hovasse, a leading expert in Hugo studies. The bronze normally resides in the Hugo Museum at the Place des Vosges, Paris. [ Photograph by Becky Nel. ] Emile-Joseph…

Guernsey art collections

Paintings and other artwork from Guernsey Museums and Galleries, the Royal Court, and other Bailiwick art collections are available now from the Art UK website . They include portraits of many well known islanders and a very large range of views of the islands, both historical and modern, and are reproduced in high quality. The lavish companion book to this project from the Public Catalogue…