“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”
Resident artist Hondartza Fraga begins her ‘Cotmania’ blog series by exploring the collection and it’s context, ahead of Leeds Art Gallery’s reopening in Autumn.
Ahead of its opening in 2 weeks, Costume and Textiles intern Kay Eggleston gives us a behind the scenes look at preparing for the Fashionable Yorkshire exhibition!
Project Archivist Jane Speller explores’Re-thinking John Sell Cotman’, the major project currently taking place at Leeds Art Gallery.
Megan Jones explores the life of Lord Darnley – who was born at our very own Temple Newsam – on the 450th anniversary of his murder.
World Cultures Curator Antonia Lovelace explores newly gifted Mexican Day of the Dead Festival items for the collection!
Local historian Eveleigh Bradford explores one of Atkinson Grimshaw’s most entrancing paintings
In celebration of Australia Day, World Cultures Curator Antonia Lovelace explores Australian objects from the collection.
New collections challenge on social media! Test your birdy knowledge with #PlumagePuzzle!
Liz Kay’s final instalment in her 3 part series about the life and work of artist Joash Woodrow looks at his later years in Leeds. In 1955 Woodrow returned to his family home, which would evolve into his unique artistic studio and retreat from the world, where familiar surroundings provided limitless fuel for his creativity.
With the closing of one exhibition comes the opening of another, and our helpful team of dedicated Conservation volunteers have been keeping themselves extremely busy with caring for the objects involved in the changeover at Leeds City Museum. Conservator Emma Bowron tells us more about what exactly this entails.
In this guest blog post, Claudia Sternberg reveals why ‘In Their Footsteps’ is such a significant exhibition