Re-thinking John Sell Cotman

Project Archivist Jane Speller explores’Re-thinking John Sell Cotman’, the major project currently taking place at Leeds Art Gallery.

Joash Woodrow – A Hidden Life in Pictures (Part 3)

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.

Conservation Volunteers at Leeds Discovery Centre

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.

Christmas traditions from the collection

Social History Curator Nicola Pullan explores Christmas objects from the collection – from trees to pantomime Christmas may only come once a year, but in social history we have a nice collection of objects for the festive season, as people in Leeds have been celebrating for centuries. This morning I did my first ever toddler…