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A Roland synthesiser which features as an object in the Lotherton exhibition Making Japan: Art. Culture. Life

New exhibition opens at Lotherton celebrating Japanese culture: Making Japan - Art. Culture. Life

Making Japan A new exhibition is taking visitors to Lotherton on a journey to Japan thanks to fascinating links forged decades ago by a Leeds diplomat and his family. Making Japan, which opened on 1 March, sees the Aberford estate bridge…
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Museums n’That podcast goes live with first episode available to stream now

Museums n'That podcast launch Leeds Museums & Galleries are excited to announce our brand new podcast, Museums n’That, launching today (Thursday 27 February). The podcast series tells the stories of the people behind our 1.3 million objects…
Curator Vanessa Jones adjusts a red suit on a mannequin as part of the Fast x Slow Fashion exhibition at Leeds City Museum

Fast x Slow Fashion opens at Leeds City Museum

New exhibition at Leeds City Museum An elegant exhibition charting Leeds’s 300 year journey from textile trailblazer to one of the nation’s top shopping destinations has opened style today. Bringing together an eye-catching collection…
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Leeds Museums & Galleries Statement on Human Remains

11 Feb 2020 Statement Leeds Museums and Galleries is committed to the respectful care and management of not just Nesyamun, but all of the human remains in its collections. The mummy of Nesyamun, a priest who lived in Egypt 3,000 years…
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Research project recreates sound of museum’s famous mummy

23 Jan 2020 An ancient Egyptian priest who spoke his final words more than 3,000 years ago has been given a new voice thanks to a ground-breaking research project. The sound of Nesyamun, whose mummified remains are on display at Leeds…