Entries by Sara Merritt

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Young curators make history with another top award win

A group of determined young curators who stuck together during the pandemic to work on a series of socially-conscious exhibitions and innovative digital displays has scooped a top award. Leeds City Museum’s Preservative Party travelled to London’s British Museum earlier this week, where they were named joint regional winners of the prestigious Marsh Award for […]

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Mister Finch latest book launch at Leeds City Museum

A mythical menagerie of fantastical beasts inspired by the Leeds City Museum collection will escape from the pages of a new book next week. The Museum will be hosting a special event on November 9 to launch the latest work from the imagination of famous local textile artist Mister Finch, known for both his incredibly […]

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Family helps museum piece together Yorkshire’s prehistoric fossil flipper find

For teenage fossil hunter Pauline Hoggard, it was truly the find of a lifetime. One summer’s day in 1949, the eagle-eyed 16-year-old spotted the spectacular remains of a fearsome marine reptile, preserved millions of years ago in what was to become a Yorkshire cliff face. Now 88 years old, Pauline has been reliving that unforgettable […]

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Museum takes Pride in city’s LGBTIQ+ history

A poignant collection of objects capturing personal stories behind decades of protest, struggle and celebration for the city’s feminist and LGBTIQ+ communities has been rediscovered during Pride Month. Taken from the social history collection, the objects were gathered together and photographed to mark the end of the month-long celebration as well as the ongoing partnership […]

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