Entries by Sara Merritt


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 […]

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Ukrainian dress loan celebrates nation’s culture

A beautiful Ukrainian costume embroidered by a mother for her daughter to wear on stage during traditional dance performances is now on display in What Shall I Wear at Lotherton. The colourful outfit, dating from the 1960s, is an example of the country’s national dress and belongs to Olga Callaghan, a Ukrainian who lives in […]

Celebrate LGBT+ history at OUTing the Past Leeds next week

The story of the Gallus of Catterick, an ancient Roman trans woman whose remains were discovered in 1982, is set to captivate audiences next week at OUTing the Past Leeds, the city’s annual celebration of LGBT+ history. When an excavation in Catterick, North Yorkshire, unearthed the remains of a person with a lot of ceremonial […]