A group of young people are standing in an artefact store and wearing a mask

Open Minds with the Preservative Party

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Leeds City Museum's young volunteers, the Preservative Party, have been working hard during lockdown on a new display exploring mental health.
A mosaic of a guitar on display at Leeds City Museum in Oct 2020

Leeds City Museum sounds out city ahead of new musical display

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Singers and performers from Leeds are being asked to help capture the sound of a city as they collaborate on a beautiful new series of musical mosaics. The imaginative idea will see submissions by musicians, choirs and spoken word artists…
Assistant curator of Textiles and costume makes final tweaks to an outfit on display at Leeds City Museum

City’s museums and galleries welcome back visitors

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Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of history now council-run venues across the city have officially reopened. Leeds Museums and Galleries sites closed earlier this year as part of a city-wide effort to control the spread…
Stephanie Davies and volunteers at Blackburn Hall, organising craft packs for vulnerable people during lockdown

Community craft packs for Lotherton locals

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Lotherton's assistant community curator Stephanie Davies has devised a creative way to keep in touch with the local community through a free craft box scheme. The 70 packs, which include a piece of plain white cotton and a variety of different…
Stone Age to Iron Age Britain

How Museums Can Help Schools With Recovery Curriculums

Lockdown has disrupted education for school pupils. Kate Fellows explains how museums and galleries are able to lend a hand to help schools bridge the gaps.
The preservative party standing around an old document on a pillow, at the West Yorkshire archives

Youth Engagement in Museums

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Why should museums do youth engagement? Why not! This blog gets to the root of why engaging young people in what we do is so important.