Engagement

photo of two people in a room painted bright green with several photo frames on the wall in the background. A woman with long brown hair and a grey dress is helping a pupil to dress with one the object from Leeds Museums and Galleries's textile collection. The object looks like a poncho, it is long with some fringes and beige with red and black details.

How Do Museum Objects Impact Children with Special Needs and Disabilities?

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Sarah Allen explores the impact of museum objects on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
an image of an old cardboard box with "Two dozen Bray xxx inverted gas mantles" printed in red. Next to it is a small inverted mantle.

Lighting up Leeds: The Story of George Bray & Co

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Discover the history behind Leeds businessman George Bray, the 19th century gas lighting pioneer who changed the face of Britain.
an image of an open board of monopoly.

Monopoly: The Leeds Edition

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Explore the fascinating history of the nation's favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.
John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman’s Watercolours: Kitson, Cotman and “Hicky”

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Volunteer Brian Richardson explores Leeds architect Sydney Kitson’s critical eye in assessing the watercolours of John Sell Cotman.
Kitson’s Journal entry from 30 January 1928 that tells us his wife “bought ‘The Arquebusier’ for a silver wedding present”

4000 Miles, 400 Pictures, 1 Year and 1 Man With An Obsession

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Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson's obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.
Kitson Archive volunteers, Karen and Linda.

The ‘Cotmania’ Archive: From Leeds to the Web

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On John Sell Cotman's 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman's work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as 'Cotmania'.