Conserving a Tibetan Headdress

A rare Tibetan headdress with gorgeous turquoise and coral stones has just been conserved for display in Himalayan Fashion by Karen Horton.

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.

Matthew Murray’s Beam Engine

On 27th December 2015, along with many nearby homes and business, Leeds Industrial Museum suffered its worst flood since records began. As part of the clearing up process it became increasingly clear that one of the badly affected ground floor storage areas at the Museum held an object with some question marks hanging over its identity. Following…

Bed (time) Stories

  26 Years after its purchase in 1981, work is finally starting on the restoration of the Hinton House State Bed of 1710, now situated in the Crimson bedroom in Temple Newsam House.  It was commissioned by the 1st Earl of Poulett for a visit by Queen Anne to Hinton House. It remained in situ…