Celebrating Cistercian Women

Discover more about the daily lives of the monks of Kirkstall Abbey from archaeology curator Kat Baxter’s recent visit to a Norwegian Cistercian monastery.

Leeds Migration Stories

Discover the colourful histories behind our city’s many communities with David Harrison.

Leeds Infirmary and the 1868 National Exhibition

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.

Inspired by Nepal

Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.

Dying Matters: Marking Burials

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.

Interview with artist Lothar Götz

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.