https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Twitter-2.jpg 675 1200 Megan Jones /wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.png Megan Jones2021-04-12 09:16:392021-07-01 14:01:16The Tiger Who Came to Leeds
The tiger on display at Leeds City Museum is one of our most well-known and popular objects. Curator Clare explores its troublesome origins, and how it came to be in our collection.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/LMG_EmilyDisco_School_May2019-130.jpg 800 1200 Megan Jones /wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.png Megan Jones2021-03-24 14:41:572021-07-01 14:01:35Decolonising the Curriculum
Our learning team work closely with schools to shape, change and develop the curriculum, so that the pupils in our city are told whole and diverse stories at primary school.
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Vanessa Jones explains how intrinsic slavery was in the production of cotton goods in the final post in our Re-framing the Dress and Textile Collection series.
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In the second blog post in our Re-framing the Collection series, Vanessa Jones explains how this historic textile shows the exploitation of African slaves and Native Americans in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
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Many textile objects that reflect black history are historic pieces. In this blog, curator Vanessa explains why our embroidered maps are so closely linked with the transatlantic slave trade story.
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Mok-scaled.jpg 1850 2560 Megan Jones /wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.png Megan Jones2020-06-24 10:59:572021-07-01 14:04:53Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections
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.