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A sideways look at the taxidermy tiger at Leeds City Museum

The Tiger Who Came to Leeds

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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.
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?
A black and white photograph of a woman looking into a microscope with a notebook next to herAlfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life Pictures, Getty Images

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.
A black and white photograph of a female textile worker at work on the looms in a textile factory in Shanghai

Opera projects finds common threads between textile workers a world apart

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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…
A Tudor style bedroom in Temple Newsam House

Regal bedroom’s upkeep is a right royal affair

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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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