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Dead Inspiring Women in Science: Rachel Carson

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Celebrate International Women's Day with the story of scientist Rachel Carson, who exposed the harmful effects of pesticides.
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Memorialising the AIDS Crisis

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LGBTQ+ communities, archives and museums are fighting to make sure that silenced queer experiences of the AIDS crisis are remembered.
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A Tale of Teazles

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Volunteer Rob teases out the fascinating history of teazles and their importance to many industries in our latest blog.
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Nature Prevails at Kirkstall Abbey

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Kirkstall Abbey, despite it's turbulent past, is now a peaceful place for personal reflections. Joe Williams explores its history in our latest blog.
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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…