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A blue and purple printed textile with colonial figures

Re-framing our Dress and Textile Collection: A toile

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In the second blog post in our Re-framing the Collection series, Vanessa Jones explains how this historic textile shows the exploitation of African slaves and Native Americans in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

Re-framing our Dress and Textile Collection: Embroidered maps

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Many textile objects that reflect black history are historic pieces. In this blog, curator Vanessa explains why our embroidered maps are so closely linked with the transatlantic slave trade story.
A hand wearing purple gloves is dusting a painting

Conservation in Lockdown

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Whilst our venues were closed during lockdown, our collections still needed caring for. Conservator Emma talks us through how our objects and historic houses were looked after.
A drawer full of tiger moth specimens.

Dead Inspiring: Insect collections and empowering young scientists

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Our Dead Inspiring project will inspire a new generation of female scientists and conservationists, and show that entomology is a subject for everyone to be a part of.
A close up of a blue, purple and turquoise salwar kameez

South Asia at Leeds Museums & Galleries

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Curator Adam Jaffer highlights some of the gems in our world cultures collection for South Asian Heritage Month.
A colourful but old painting of Gawthorpe near Leeds. A crest and some descriptive writing are at the bottom of the painting, which shows a grand house amidst some fields.

The Origins of the Gascoigne Family

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Delve into the stories and myths surrounding medieval residents of Lotherton, the Gascoigne family.