Volunteers

Leeds City Museum's Preservative Party holding a certificate for their Marsh Award for volunteering.

Young curators make history with another top award win

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A group of determined young curators who stuck together during the pandemic to work on a series of socially-conscious exhibitions and innovative digital displays has scooped a top award. Leeds City Museum’s Preservative Party travelled…
Ancient Egyptian coffin detail

Ancient Egyptian Spirituality

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Discover the stories of Ancient Egyptian spirituality told in the Ancient Worlds gallery at Leeds City Museum, and why we can still learn from them today.
Sloped handwriting that is very scrawled with errors scribbled out

Transcribing the Past

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Volunteers share their experience working on the transcription of a notebook, found in the rubble of Leeds City Museum after the Leeds Blitz of 1941.
2 barbie dolls. 1 has vitaglio and the other has one leg.

Autistic Experiences in Museums

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Volunteer Sammy is an autistic person, and is passionate about helping museums understand how to be more accessible.
A handwritten page showing a list of objects written in very small hard to read writing

Lanuvium and the Leeds Blitz

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This notebook contains lists of objects unearthed from the rubble left by the Leeds Blitz in 1941. But how did they come to be here in the first place?
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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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