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A male volunteer is stood on some step ladders looking through books in the Georgian Library of Temple Newsam House

Library messages reveal fascinating chapter in the story of Temple Newsam

A trove of centuries-old keepsakes, footnotes and family crests has been discovered inside the antique tomes of a Leeds mansion’s beautiful Georgian library. Staff at Temple Newsam House carrying out meticulous conservation work on the…
A pair of black Dr Marten boots

Combat Boots in British Subculture

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Delve into the history of combat boots, which in the last 60 years have been adopted by a wide range of social groups trying to create an image of power.
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.
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.…
Snuff boxes at Temple Newsam

Mystery of The Fulford Thefts sees precious snuff boxes come home

An exquisite collection of antique gold snuff boxes has returned home more than 40 years after being stolen from a Leeds mansion by a mystery thief. The seven beautifully ornate, late 18th Century containers arrived back at Temple Newsam…

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