Articles tagged with 'Leeds Museums and Galleries' | Leeds City Council

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2020
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February
2020
| 09:30 Europe/London
A new exhibition will take 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 opens on March 1, will see the Aberford estate bridge a gap of more than ...
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14
February
2020
| 09:33 Europe/London
An elegant exhibition charting Leeds’s 300 year journey from textile trailblazer to one of the nation’s top shopping destinations has opened style. Bringing together an eye-catching collection of clothes, accessories and historic photos, Fast x Sl...
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28
January
2020
| 15:08 Europe/London
Stunningly intricate patterns made using millions of grains of salt have transformed the great hall of Temple Newsam House for a new exhibition celebrating the mansion’s history. Artist Catherine Bertola has reinterpreted the story of the stunning...
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24
January
2020
| 09:25 Europe/London
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 City Museum, has been re...
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23
January
2020
| 09:42 Europe/London
The fossilised remains of a spectacular marine reptile which once ruled the planet’s oceans have been given a new home in Leeds. The prehistoric bones of a Plesiosaur, thought to have died around 160 million years ago, have gone on permanent displ...
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16
January
2020
| 10:56 Europe/London
For Georgian virtuosos, it was the ideal instrument for showing audiences they were in a glass of their own. And this month, Leeds’s own incredible glass harp is set to strike a chord with visitors to a new exhibition celebrating hundreds of years...
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15
January
2020
| 09:17 Europe/London
An historic photo thought to be one of the world’s oldest selfies has been recreated more than 130-years after it was first captured by a pioneering Leeds inventor. The eye-catching original was taken by trailblazing Leeds-born astronomer and engi...
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14
January
2020
| 14:02 Europe/London
Fascinating photos capturing life at what was once the world’s biggest woollen mill have been revealed ahead of a new museum project celebrating the Armley community. The historic images show machinery, staff and owners of Armley Mills through gen...
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2019
18
December
2019
| 10:09 Europe/London
The traditional Christmas pudding is sure to be a seasonal staple on millions of festive dinner tables this month. And this traditional Victorian steamer shows just how much the pursuit of the perfect pud has been part of Christmas for families in...
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09
December
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters from A Christmas Carol...
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02
December
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
Powerful images of soldiers on the front lines of the First World War have been stunningly brought to life by a Leeds artist. Using a specialist type of vintage photography together with the latest computer technology, the historic sepia-toned pho...
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29
November
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
For more than 160 years it’s been a stalwart of the Leeds skyline, marking off some of the most important moments in the city’s history. Now a new addition to the iconic Leeds Town Hall clock will capture a moment in the life of modern Leeds for f...
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06
November
2019
| 11:33 Europe/London
A Leeds-made miniature marvel, the Scootacar must surely be one of the city’s quirkiest creations. Originally manufactured in the late 1950s by Scootacars Ltd, a division of the famous railway locomotive builder, the Hunslet Engine Company, the ey...
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30
October
2019
| 10:50 Europe/London
The remains of a Victorian whale cruelly killed by fishermen more than 150 years ago have been brought to life in a striking new display at Leeds City Museum. After months of meticulous work behind the scenes reassembling hundreds of bones, the bo...
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30
October
2019
| 09:27 Europe/London
Despite his slightly sinister appearance, this cheeky monkey actually has a touching tale to tell. Currently on display at Abbey House Museum, the soft toy is part of an exhibition exploring some of history’s hidden hazards but came to the museum ...
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28
October
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
It’s a 21st century photographic phenomenon that’s inspired millions of celebrity social media snaps across the world. But more than 130 years before Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber were breaking the internet, renowned astronomer and inventor Was...
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24
October
2019
| 14:23 Europe/London
It’s a hectic world of smartphones and social media where even the most beautiful works of art have become part of the frantic race for the perfect picture. But this week a stunningly serene collection of paintings will go on display at Leeds Art ...
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04
October
2019
| 11:31 Europe/London
An environmentally-friendly exhibition which used sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world has scooped a prestigious national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers won the Museums Change Lives (MC...
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04
October
2019
| 09:58 Europe/London
Fans will get the chance to relive some epic nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds United. Cherished memorabilia harkening back to some of The Whites’ unforgettable Champions League clashes will take ...
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30
September
2019
| 11:10 Europe/London
With its quirky design, handlebar steering and a top speed of 50mph, it might not be a modern motorist’s first choice. But when it comes to tales of Leeds innovation and invention, Hunslet’s very own Scootacar is certainly the wheel deal. The b...
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25
September
2019
| 15:15 Europe/London
Volunteers who dug deep to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Yorkshire’s pit workers have scooped a prestigious national award. Working with the team at Temple Newsam House, the group recently co-curated Blot on the Landscape, an exhibition ex...
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23
September
2019
| 09:41 Europe/London
She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely determination and indomitable spirit helped forge a legacy which lasted centuries. And more than 300 years since shrewd businesswoman Elizabeth Beecroft first hammered out a successful career at one of th...
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20
September
2019
| 11:36 Europe/London
An eco-friendly exhibition which used natural materials to highlight some of the animal kingdom’s most ingenious architects has been nominated for a top national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers, has made the shortli...
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05
September
2019
| 11:14 Europe/London
Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive feats of innovation. Originally made for the City of Leeds in 1891 by the famed Shand Mason and Co and...
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04
September
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
Hundreds of delicate bones have been taken from storage and carefully counted before being painstakingly reassembled by experts. Now there’s just one piece missing to make story of Leeds’s incredible Victorian long-finned pilot whale complete- the...
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25
August
2019
| 12:05 Europe/London
Bringing thousands of people together for more than half a century, Leeds West Indian Carnival is one of the city’s biggest cultural occasions. And at Leeds City Museum, carnival’s impact on the city is being recognised in an exhibition celebratin...
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19
August
2019
| 10:10 Europe/London
For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale ...
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14
August
2019
| 09:26 Europe/London
Today, mythical beasts like unicorns and mermaids are firmly in the realm of fantasy. But as these antique monster manuals show, in years gone by, those legendary creatures were considered as real and any other animal. The colourful historic te...
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09
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story of Leeds Museums and Galleri...
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08
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds's high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The He...
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