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February
2015
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Exhibition celebrating the stories and experiences of women to open at Leeds Industrial Museum






Caption: Image from the My Case, My Journey exhibition.



A new exhibition detailing the experiences
of women hailing from countries across the world who now live in Leeds is to be
showcased at a City Museum from next week.








As part of ‘My Case, My Journey’
which will open its doors in The MillSpace at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley
Mills from Thursday 5 March – 30 May 2015, visitors can discover more about the
lives and personal stories of women from the city’s migrant communities and the
individual challenges they have faced.



Forming part of the city’s International
Women’s Day celebrations, inspiration for the exhibition was provided by eight
student volunteers from Leeds University, who worked with the Together Women
Project to meet women in community groups and find out more about the personal
journeys that have shaped their identities.






Featuring in the exhibition will be
pieces loaned by some of the women and a diverse selection of objects taken from
the Leeds Museums and Galleries’ collection. These include clothing, bible
verses, incense burners, national flags, and art work created by the students
and the women together.  






Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds
City Council’s executive member for
digital
and creative technologies, culture and skills said:






“As part of ‘My Case My Journey’ visitors can enjoy a new exhibition at Leeds
Industrial Museum which will take a fascinating look at the lives of women from
countries right around the world  who now
call Leeds their home.






“Forming part of the city’s International Women’s Day
celebrations, this is a unique chance to find out more about the journeys and
personal stories of women living in Leeds’ migrant communities.”



ENDS





 Notes
to editors:



The ‘My Case, My Journey’
exhibition is open at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills from 5 March
until 30 May 2015.





The opening event which is open to the public is Thursday 5 March
5.30pm



International Women’s Day 2015 will
be held on March 8.





Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills:



Housed in what was once the
world's largest woollen mill, Leeds Industrial Museum houses a wealth of gems
located in a beautiful riverside setting.  Step back in time to learn
about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing
to printing, engineering and locomotives, which the city was world famous for.






Normal museum admission charges
apply.






Monday: Closed except for bank holiday Mondays when
open 10:00 -17:00. Last admission at 16:00



Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00. Last admission at
16:00



Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00. Last admission at 16:00






For further
information visit our website www.leeds.gov.uk/armleymills






For
media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk