Collections

an image of an open board of monopoly.

Monopoly: The Leeds Edition

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Explore the fascinating history of the nation's favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.
A woodblock printed with a colourful image of a goddess sitting on a lotus flower, with children gazing up at her.

Lotus Flowers in Leeds

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With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.
John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman’s Watercolours: Kitson, Cotman and “Hicky”

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Volunteer Brian Richardson explores Leeds architect Sydney Kitson’s critical eye in assessing the watercolours of John Sell Cotman.
A black and white head shot of a young Victorian woman. The bottom of the image says 'Albert Sachs, Bradford'.

Anonymous Women in the Collection

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Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek. 
Kitson’s Journal entry from 30 January 1928 that tells us his wife “bought ‘The Arquebusier’ for a silver wedding present”

4000 Miles, 400 Pictures, 1 Year and 1 Man With An Obsession

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Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson's obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.
Rectangular headstone with very faint etchings. The top right has faint red indents.

Dying Matters: Marking Burials

Curator of Archaeology Kat Baxter dishes the dirt on fascinating stone grave markers in the collection from burials in Leeds, going back thousands of years.
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