A close up of a blue, purple and turquoise salwar kameez

South Asia at Leeds Museums & Galleries

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Curator Adam Jaffer highlights some of the gems in our world cultures collection for South Asian Heritage Month.
an advert for hudson railway material, for every railway requirement

Follow the Money! Acknowledging Colonialism in Leeds Industry

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Industrial history is steeped in colonialism, which is too often brushed over in museum collections. Curator John McGoldrick says it's time museums account for where and how our industries have flourished.
A skeleton of a gorilla

Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections

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Objects in our collection were often discovered by people who aren't acknowledged in their descriptions. Rebecca Machin explores why, and what we need to do about it.
a very long ornate gallery space in an old building. The wallpaper is green and there are lots of portraits on the wall.

Behind the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam

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Get to know the history behind the impressive Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam.
A black and white photograph of children outside a large house with 3 women looking after them,

Leeds During WW2

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Discover the story of Leeds during the Second World War, in our latest blog by Chloe Fowler.
A piece of art with a blakey's seg and some dimensions.

Let’s Talk About Segs

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Find out why the soles of your shoes owe their longevity to a factory in Armley, in our latest industrial history blog.