Leeds Discovery Centre

Emperor penguin and Natural Science curator

Putting 100-year-old penguin on ice is a happy feat for museum curators

A museum’s magnificent stuffed penguin will spend the next two weeks chilling out in a giant, state-of-the-art freezer as curators give damaging bugs and beetles the cold shoulder. The impressive emperor penguin has been put on ice at Leeds…
Jill McKnight researching Edna Lumb’s artist file archive at Leeds Art Gallery

Introducing the Collections in Dialogue commission with Leeds Art Gallery and the British Library

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I am an artist based in Leeds working across sculpture, writing, installation, drawing and print and I’ve been selected as the artist in residency for Collections in Dialogue, a co-commission project by the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery.…
Ichthyosaur fossilised flipper

Family helps museum piece together Yorkshire’s prehistoric fossil flipper find

For teenage fossil hunter Pauline Hoggard, it was truly the find of a lifetime. One summer’s day in 1949, the eagle-eyed 16-year-old spotted the spectacular remains of a fearsome marine reptile, preserved millions of years ago in what was…