Behind the Scenes

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Conservation in Lockdown

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Whilst our venues were closed during lockdown, our collections still needed caring for. Conservator Emma talks us through how our objects and historic houses were looked after.
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Make your own Museum Window

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Join people across Leeds creating their own Museum Windows for themselves and others to enjoy. Help Leeds City Museum collect new Leeds stories!
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Smallpox and Temple Newsam

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Discover the history of smallpox in this blog from Josh Turner, including how one unlucky Viscount of Temple Newsam contracted it in the 1700s.

Creating a Sustainable Exhibition

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Discover how we kept sustainability at the forefront of our Beavers to Weavers exhibition.

The Preservative Party Visit Berlin

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The Preservative Party, Leeds City Museum’s group for young volunteers, tell us about their recent trip to Berlin.
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Lord Darnley: On the 450th Anniversary of his Murder

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Megan Jones explores the life of Lord Darnley – who was born at our very own Temple Newsam - on the 450th anniversary of his murder.

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