Irene Manton and Ida Roper were two brilliant women botanists collecting plants in two very different ways.
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.
Rebecca Machin celebrates the beautiful and amazing females animals here in the collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries.
The Youth Collective have been working on an exciting new project on women’s representation of women.
With over 1.3 million objects, we’ve been exploring the different ways that our audiences interpret them.
Whilst digitising our collection, we discovered a publication whose author has a very interesting history…
Miss Nora Passavant dressed as ‘The Leeds Daily Papers’ at the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball. Joshua King explores the life of Nora and the rest of the Passavant women.
Uncover the story of Mary Wood, Dewsbury’s Wool Queen from 1931-32, in light of the Queens of Industry exhibition.
On 7 January we said goodbye to our final visitors to the last leg of the exhibition tour, developed in partnership with Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London.
Conservator Emma pieces together the Dalton Parlours (AD 200 -370) skull on display in the Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition.
Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek.
“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”