Colonial Histories

Diary of a Victorian Teenager, Episode Two

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This time on Diary of a Victorian Teenager  we delve into the diaries of Marianne Nicholson we hear news of her relations in Australia, and learn about transportation and colonialisation.
Painting of two huias - black birds, one with a long curved beak and the other with a shorter beak

Decolonising our Life On Earth Gallery

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Find out how we've become more open about the colonial history of some of our collection through refreshing the Life On Earth gallery at Leeds City Museum.
A woman is looking at a sculpture in a glass case of the head of a boy in a gallery

Shifting Perspectives at Leeds Art Gallery

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Find out what visitors have to say about the Shifting Perspectives exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
Dried maize on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History: Zea Mays

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Corn is more than just a food. Discover its many uses and fascinating history, explored through the herbarium specimens in the Leeds collection.
A sideways look at the taxidermy tiger at Leeds City Museum

The Tiger Who Came to Leeds

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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.
A teacher is picking up and talking about some museum objects on a table. The children sitting around the table look very interested.

Decolonising the Curriculum

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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.