Entries by Sara Merritt

Local residents asked to make history at home with Museum window project

What is a Museum Window? Leeds City Museum is giving local residents the chance to put their own curatorial talents to the test and create a city-wide network of wonderful windows inspired by the museum’s remarkable collection. With council-run museums and galleries currently closed as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the […]

Young curators bring people together to share tales of life in isolation

Telling the story of lockdown in Leeds A group of young history-lovers are calling on people across the city to share their experiences and help tell the story of lockdown in Leeds. Leeds City Museum’s Preservative Party wants to hear about the different ways residents have been coping with isolation as they look to create […]

Lotherton’s tribute to the Lady with the Lamp

Inspiring modern nursing She was the trailblazing nursing pioneer whose legacy of dedication and diligence is embodied by the nation’s modern-day healthcare heroes. Now, ahead of what would have been her 200th birthday, a timely tribute to Florence Nightingale is shining a light on the special relationship the iconic Lady with the Lamp shared with […]

Museums n’That podcast goes live with first episode available to stream now

Museums n’That podcast launch Leeds Museums & Galleries are excited to announce our brand new podcast, Museums n’That, launching today (Thursday 27 February). The podcast series tells the stories of the people behind our 1.3 million objects and asks the questions that you really want to know. The first series of six episodes covers a […]

Fast x Slow Fashion opens at Leeds City Museum

New exhibition at Leeds City Museum An elegant exhibition charting Leeds’s 300 year journey from textile trailblazer to one of the nation’s top shopping destinations has opened style today. Bringing together an eye-catching collection of clothes, accessories and historic photos, Fast x Slow Fashion: Shopping for Clothes in Leeds, 1720-2020 will be at Leeds City Museum […]

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