Entries by Sara Merritt


Historic umbrella project is a brolly good show

A collection of beautiful umbrellas is being saved for a rainy day thanks to a painstaking conservation project. More than 230 umbrellas and parasols housed at the Leeds Discovery Centre are being carefully documented and catalogued by students from the University of York working with curators from Leeds Museums and Galleries. The huge collection, which […]


Paws for thought as museum’s menagerie gets a makeover

A remarkable menagerie of endangered animals has been getting some delicate care and attention this week as curators prepare to open a new chapter in the story of life on Earth. The one-of-a-kind collection of taxidermy at Leeds City Museum was being conserved as the attraction gets ready to welcome back visitors to its newly-revamped […]