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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.
a page of a photograph album featuring a black and white photograph of a young boy dressed all in black with a gnarly cape, sitting with folded arms.

The Children of the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball: Wilfred Nicholson

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The second in our 1891 Fancy Dress Ball series, this time on the life of Wilfred Nicholson who attended dressed as Mephistopheles.

Samson Fox and Leeds Forge: From the Banks of the Aire to the Cote d’Azure

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Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
a red headdress mounted on a dark blue stand. The headdress is covered in turquoise stones and looks very intricate.

Conserving a Tibetan Headdress

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A rare Tibetan headdress with gorgeous turquoise and coral stones has just been conserved for display in Himalayan Fashion by Karen Horton.
black and white etching of the Infirmary in 1868, looking very grand, with people on horses and carriages in the roads.

Leeds Infirmary and the 1868 National Exhibition

In May 1968 the Leeds Infirmary (now the Leeds General Infirmary) opened its doors at its current location on Great George Street. However, its first visitors were not in need of medical attention but art lovers.

The Children of the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball: The Scarborough Loe’s

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The first in a series exploring the children who attended the Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball at Leeds Town Hall in 1891.
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