Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson’s obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.
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.
Social History Curator Kitty Ross explores the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it’s many illustrations, in light of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.
On John Sell Cotman’s 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman’s work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as ‘Cotmania’.
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.
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.
“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!