Rebecca Machin celebrates the beautiful and amazing females animals here in the collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Collections and Contingency is an exhibition of sculpture and microscopic photography by Deborah Gardner, placed in and around the fascinating artefacts and specimens in our store at Leeds Discovery Centre.
Discover the message behind Leeds City Museum’s latest exhibition, about what animals do and how they live their lives.
Claire Miles explores our LMG’s Bird Egg collection during her placement with our Natural Sciences Collection.
Sarah Allen explores the impact of museum objects on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Curator Ruth Martin answers the age old question: what does it take to change the temporary exhibition gallery from one show to another?
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.
New collections challenge on social media! Test your birdy knowledge with #PlumagePuzzle!
The Leeds Tiger over at Leeds City Museum is one of our best-loved exhibits, but how did it get here and was it really once a rug? Thanks to some amazing research by Ebony Andrews, (in her PhD thesis ‘The Biographical Afterlife of the Leeds Tiger’), we have the answers to some of these questions!…
Swallowtail butterfly Museum collections require constant care and there’s a lot of conservation work going on behind the scenes at Leeds Museums. Right now, some of the animals usually displayed in Leeds City Museum’s Life on Earth Gallery are being conserved. We’re taking the opportunity to reveal what goes on behind the scenes, following the…
Natural science museum collections contain some of the huge biodiversity that we share our home planet with. A particular jewel of museum collections that curators are keen to shout about are specimens of extinct species. Despite the promises of technological advances, once species have become extinct, we will never again share our planet with them….
During my placement at the Discovery Centre I have been documenting the Herbarium collection donated to Leeds Museums by the University of Leeds. Conserving delicate plants The herbarium sheets, cones and seeds that I am working with are stacked in groups by the species to which they belong and groups of species folders are then…