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 Long-finned Pilot Whale Skeleton

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Learn the story behind our whale skeleton, heading for Leeds City Museum, and what we can learn from the bones.
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Creating a Sustainable Exhibition

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Discover how we kept sustainability at the forefront of our Beavers to Weavers exhibition.
A taxidermy badger in a sitting position with a white background.

Female Representation in Natural Science Collections

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Rebecca Machin celebrates the beautiful and amazing females animals here in the collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries.
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Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers

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Discover the message behind Leeds City Museum's latest exhibition, about what animals do and how they live their lives.