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Dried corn on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History

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Leeds is home to thousands of dried plant specimens. Discover the fascinating history of the collection, which is the focus of an exciting new project.
A closed toe platform sandal. The top is orange and green, and clearly mouldy.

Preserving our Plastic Shoes

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Some of our shoes containing plastic are starting to mould or disintegrate. Find out why, and how we plan to preserve them.
A room full of people being talked to by a woman.

Hidden Histories of Disabled Workers

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Discover the untold histories of disabled mill workers from Leeds, and why their stories are often 'hidden'.
The daybed at Temple Newsam, with a diagram pointing at the centre of a sunflower and a close up of the knotted seeds.

The Temple Newsam Picture Gallery Suite: under the microscope

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Delve deeper into the furniture on display in the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam, using microscopic technology.
A very large grand Tudor gallery with portraits on the walls

The Temple Newsam Picture Gallery Suite

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Discover the design themes in the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam, through the furniture within it.
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.