The tiger on display at Leeds City Museum is one of our most well-known and popular objects. Curator Clare explores its troublesome origins, and how it came to be in our collection.
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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?
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Necklace-damage-description.jpg577733Megan Jones/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LMG.pngMegan Jones2021-03-12 14:40:102021-04-06 17:42:41Lanuvium and the Leeds Blitz
A fascinating new partnership project has begun to weave together the histories of female textile workers in Leeds and Shanghai through the power of Chinese opera.
To coincide with celebrations for Chinese New Year, the project has seen…
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Once hailed as the most beautiful woman in England and a famously close confidant of The Prince of Wales, Lady Isabella Hertford was certainly no stranger to the finer things in life.
So it’s not surprising that even after three centuries,…
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