Entries by Sara Merritt

Making Japan. Art | Culture | Life

Visit Lotherton’s latest exhibition, Making Japan, which celebrates everything from Samurai to Nintendo, Kimonos to Manga. The exhibition highlights the dynamic relationship between tradition and innovation as expressed by the people of this vibrant East Asian nation. It also explores the relationship the Gascoigne family of Lotherton had with Japan, showcasing some of the beautiful […]

Animal magic as museum’s eco exhibition scoops top award

4 October 2019 An environmentally-friendly exhibition at Leeds City Museum has won a prestigious national award, using sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers won the Museums Change Lives (MCL) award in the category of environmental sustainability at a ceremony held in Brighton […]

Museum’s spectacular whale display will be poetry in ocean

9 Aug 2019 Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story of Leeds Museums and Galleries’ Victorian long-finned pilot whale and help inspire […]