A close up of a blue, purple and turquoise salwar kameez

South Asia at Leeds Museums & Galleries

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Curator Adam Jaffer highlights some of the gems in our world cultures collection for South Asian Heritage Month.
an advert for hudson railway material, for every railway requirement

Follow the Money! Acknowledging Colonialism in Leeds Industry

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Industrial history is steeped in colonialism, which is too often brushed over in museum collections. Curator John McGoldrick says it's time museums account for where and how our industries have flourished.
A huddle of penguins at Wildlife World near to the nest with chicks

Penguin chick named Bielsa at Lotherton Wildlife World

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A young penguin chick has named Bielsa in honour of the managerial mastermind whose Leeds United side just p-p-picked up a place in the Premier League. The chick is one of a clutch of new arrivals at Lotherton, where staff have decided to…
Stone Age to Iron Age Britain

How Museums Can Help Schools With Recovery Curriculums

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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.
A skeleton of a gorilla

Decolonisation and Natural Science Collections

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Objects in our collection were often discovered by people who aren't acknowledged in their descriptions. Rebecca Machin explores why, and what we need to do about it.