Featured

An ornate frame with a painting of a Victorian Woman

Diary of a Victorian Teenager

, , , , , ,
Have you ever watched a period drama and wondered what was really going on in the minds of teenagers at that time? Steph and Kath open the amazing Lotherton archives to share some of the secrets hidden inside, and explore what life was like…

What can a dress tell us? A look at cotton and the cotton industry

, , ,
Discover what this cotton dress can tell us about the history of the cotton industry and how people's attitudes towards fashion have changed over the last 200 years.
Painting of two huias - black birds, one with a long curved beak and the other with a shorter beak

Decolonising our Life On Earth Gallery

, , ,
Find out how we've become more open about the colonial history of some of our collection through refreshing the Life On Earth gallery at Leeds City Museum.

Troubling Tales at Temple Newsam: Venetian Wall Brackets

, ,
The fourth blog post in a series exploring objects from Temple Newsam portraying black figures and looking to include them in the narrative.

Troubling Tales at Temple Newsam: Isabella, Marchioness of Hertford’s Hatchment

, ,
The third blog post in a series exploring objects from Temple Newsam portraying black figures and looking to include them in the narrative.