Uncover the history behind Leeds businessman George Bray, the 19th century gas lighting pioneer who changed the face of Britain.
Uncover the fascinating history of the nation’s favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.
With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.
Volunteer Brian Richardson explores Leeds architect Sydney Kitson’s critical eye in assessing the watercolours of John Sell Cotman.
Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek.
Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson’s obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.
Curator of Archaeology Kat Baxter dishes the dirt on fascinating stone grave markers in the collection from burials in Leeds, going back thousands of years.
Social History Curator Kitty Ross explores the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it’s many illustrations, in light of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.
On John Sell Cotman’s 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman’s work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as ‘Cotmania’.
Curator of Natural Sciences Rebecca Machin takes us on a walking tour to explore the delicate balance of springtime, in light of the “For All Seasons” exhibition at Leeds City Museum.
With Leeds Art Gallery’s crowdfunding campaign at full steam ahead, we sat down with the artist behind the campaign Lothar Götz to find out more about him, his work and his vision for the iconic Victorian Staircase.
“Rosetta grew up in Bradford and lived through the Second World War and its aftermath. She was part of a working-class family. Her clothes are simple yet stylish”