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Ichthyosaur fossilised flipper

Family helps museum piece together Yorkshire’s prehistoric fossil flipper find

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For teenage fossil hunter Pauline Hoggard, it was truly the find of a lifetime. One summer’s day in 1949, the eagle-eyed 16-year-old spotted the spectacular remains of a fearsome marine reptile, preserved millions of years ago in what was…
A hand wearing purple gloves is dusting a painting

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.
A satirical cartoon showing a doctor innoculating patients.

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.

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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