SAINT AUGUSTINE – Lightner Museum officials announce the appointment of David Bagnal as museum director. He will begin his official duties Sept. 8.
Now, the native of Great Britain will bring his extensive experience in architectural history to one of the greatest historic structures in St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum.
Built as the Alcazar Hotel in downtown St. Augustine, Lightner Museum serves as home to Otto Lightner’s extensive collection of antiques and oddities
‒ Illuminate: Lightner Museum’s Stained-Glass Rediscovered features 13 pieces of the Lightner’s newly restored stained-glass collection, including works from Tiffany. The exhibit will open to the public on Sept.10.
‒ The Music Room Mural Competition announced Joshua Cooper, a realist painter living in Jacksonville as the artist who will create the new mural for the back wall of the newly restored music room on the first floor of the museum. A mural unveiling date will be announced in the near future.
‒ Virtual Gilded Age: allows participants to design their own Gilded Age mansion using some of the most popular pieces of the Lightner Museum’s collection in a new, immersive, digital gallery.