Chris Bovis navigates the largely destroyed history of the Gascoigne family.
Discover the colourful histories behind our city’s many communities with David Harrison.
Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
In May 1968 the Leeds Infirmary (now the Leeds General Infirmary) opened its doors at its current location on Great George Street. However, its first visitors were not in need of medical attention but art lovers.
On 15 March 1941, Leeds City Museum – as it stood in it’s original spot on Park Row – was struck by a bomb.
Natalie Haigh reveals the positive impact of running workshops for home educating families.
Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.
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.
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.
My work can be highly varied, something for which I am always grateful and one evening last week, reflecting on the day’s work and the number of diverse tasks I had undertaken that day, I thought “Do a blog, a snapshot of the day!” Repair of damaged and broken Georgian door furniture, and installation, to…
Madonna and Child tablet conservedbut needing a frame for display. Detail of moulding being carved Making things that are curved can be interesting technical challenges. The Madonna and Child tablet that has undergone conservation works is for display at Temple Newsam House. Missing its frame, a new one, of an appropriate design for the…
Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, a National Trust property The collections and historic buildings at Leeds Museums and Galleries have a very high cultural value, so much so that many of the collections are Designated as being of national significance. Moreover, Temple Newsam House is the greatest historic house under local authority management in the United…