(OLD) Collections

Dying Matters

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World Cultures Curator Antonia Lovelace gives a sneak preview of the new Dying Matters display at Leeds City Museum Death is perhaps the one experience that unites people the world over. But even though every person experiences death…

A Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosity

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Pamela Crowe explores the contents of a 1950s kitchen cabinet and the origins of museum collecting The wooden space-saving kitchen cabinet at Leeds Discovery Centre (pictured above) dates from the mid-twentieth century and incorporates…

Burn time: Light related objects

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Pamela Crowe explores light conditions and objects linked to lighting in the museum store The Discovery Centre is a purpose built museum storage facility with regulated temperature and humidity. It is also windowless so that we can control…

What’s in a bottle? Uncovering a Victorian business bust-up

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We discovered a rocky business partnership while researching nineteenth century mineral water manufacturers.