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Audience Development Officer Sara Merritt looks at a hermarium page from the collections

Botanist’s spectacular collection revealed during night at the museum

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Precious plants frozen in time by a blind botanist who identified specimens using his tongue will be explored during a special event in Leeds this week. The work of famed 19th century collector John Grimshaw Wilkinson, a former grocer from…
Fragments of 3 Roman Sculptures

Roman Sculptural Fragments

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Find out about classical mythology and archaeology through our collection of Roman sculptural fragments, researched by Careers for All placement Sarah.
A black and white photograph of a man and a woman looking at each other and wearing eveningwear

Deciphering a 1960s Dress from a Photograph

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Discover the dress styles of the 1960s in our latest blog, researched by placement student Mominah using a photograph in the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection.
Detail of the top of a yellow silk ballgown with puffed short sleeves and a scooped neckline

What to Wear in the 1800s

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Delve into the conundrum of what to wear as a wealthy woman in the 1800s.
A sepia photograph of a captain in the army

Captain James Walker Foreman

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Leeds-born Captain James Walker Foreman flew 637 hours on the front line in World War One, and survived a bullet wound from below.
Detail of the sleeve and top half of a white ball gown

Silhouettes & Shapewear

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Explore the dos and don'ts of showing off your body in the 1800s.