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Portrait of an Elizabethan Lady

Art Across the Curriculum

Using art as a starting point for cross curricular work Read More
Detail from a Japanese woodblock print

Japanese Woodblock Print

Explore the codes and conventions behind a Samurai print Read More
Four First World War Medals

WW1 Medal Stories

Six of our First World War Guardians and the medals they received Read More

A Chinese Handling box for Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Artist Suna Xie creates a handling box of Chinese objects for Leeds Read More
The skeleton of an adult male Gorilla

Objects and Stories

How and why did some museum objects end up in Leeds? Read More
Young Sheffield steel worker

A Day in the Life of a Young Sheffield Steel Worker

Life changes in the Sheffield steel industry since Victorian times Read More
Ibibio puppet

Nigerian Ibibio Puppets

Social sculptures for democratic change Read More
Victorian tile

Out on the tiles - Victorian Style

Influences on ceramic tile design in the Arts and Crafts Movement Read More
Illustration by Tony Ross of a man in a cap pulling a trailer

Stepping Inside...a 1910 Painting with Tony Ross

Illustrator's response to a painting by Adolphe Vallette Read More

Somali Beadwork

Showing the skill of artisans Read More
North American Chiild's Moccasins

Native American Moccasins

North American Indian beaded children’s moccasins Read More

My Culture Quest

An interactive game collecting world objects to curate your exhibition Read More
Inside Leeds City Art Gallery

Being an Art Detective

Investigating artworks and the role of the artist Read More

Story of a WW1 Nurse

Discover Ursula Lascelles' experiences as a VAD in WW1 Read More
Detail from William Segar - A Noblewoman, 1590

The Painted Lady - Tudor Portraits at the Ferens

What can we learn about the Tudors from their art? Read More
Archive photo of M&S cafe bar

M&S - 70 Years of In-store Cafés

From early café bar culture to present day Read More
View of Corby Steelworks at dusk

Stories from the Steelworks: Corby Steelworks inspiring creativity

Explore memories of Corby Steelworks as a basis for creativity Read More
Papplewick Pumping Station

The Wonder of Water: Papplewick Pumping Station and the Victorians

Explore a Victorian water pumping station and its design Read More
Japanese stencil design

Japanese Stencil Design

A Meiji stencil illustrating the legend of Urashima Taro Read More
West African Horse Headdress

West African Horse Headdress

African and Arabic cultures meet in Northern Nigeria Read More
Detail of a carving of the Hindu God Garuda

Carving of the Hindu God Garuda

Also a national symbol of Thailand and Indonesia Read More
Model Ship of the Dead

Ship of the Dead

Made by the Dayak peoples of Borneo to carry souls to the afterlife Read More
Carved wooden bird

Carved Pacific Bird

Wooden decoration from Papua New Guinea Read More
Iroquois Beaded Purse

Iroquois Beaded Purse

Made by Native North Americans for the tourist trade Read More
Paisley Silk Shawl

Paisley Silk Shawl

19th Century fashion item that inspired an industry Read More
Detail of the Rudston Venus Mosaic

Rudston Venus Mosaic

From a 4thC Roman Villa discovered in East Yorkshire Read More
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Archive photo of M&S in-store display of fresh pears

M&S 1930s Food Displays

Food retailing between the Wars Read More
M&S Percy Pig sweets package

M&S Convenience Food

Food revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s Read More
M&S archive-inspired biscuit tin design

M&S Biscuit Tins

Biscuit tin designs from 'retro' to modern Read More
M&S St Michael brand sell-by dates advert

M&S Creates Sell-By Dates

Designed to make sure that foods were fresh Read More
Set of Palmer cord tyres

Palmer Cord Aero Tyres

The clever design that helped win a war Read More
Chinese tomb figure of a camel

Natural Decoration and Lotherton Hall

How nature has influenced the decoration of historic houses Read More
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth Read More

Dick Kerr's Ladies FC

One of the earliest women's football teams in England Read More
Screen grab of an animation

Animation Toolkit

Practical 'how to' guide to creating different animation effects Read More
Quilt made from 1800s military uniforms

Military Patchwork Quilt

Quilt made by a soldier from military uniforms Read More
Campaign make an impact logo

Campaigners Make an Impact in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Using Yorkshire's History to Change Your World Read More
Illustration from Silent Traveller by Chiang Yee

The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales

The beauty of The Dales seen through the eyes of Chiang Yee Read More
Egyptian mummy eye

Egyptian Mummy Eye

The eye from an Egyptian mummy statue Read More
Parcel of fabric with handwritten labels attached

Designing WW1 military uniforms

KS2-3 Arts/History activities on how British Army uniform became khaki Read More
Allied serviceman in the desert

The WW1 Desert Front

Arts activities inspired by soldiers’ lives in Egypt during 1916 Read More
Reconstruction of the Viking town of Jorvik

Multicultural York: The Vikings

Meet Viking characters and discover more about their world! Read More

Drawing the First World War

Convalescing soldiers’ artworks reveal snapshots of wartime life Read More
Selection of WW1 autograph books from the York & Lancaster Regiment

First World War Friendship Book

Wartime messages by soldiers of the York and Lancaster Regiment Read More

M&S Timelines - Packaging

A snapshot of M&S packaging developments through time Read More
Still from the Portraits interactive

Portraits

Portraits in Sheffield's collections and My Faces interactive Read More
Boy through a window

Thornbury Primary's Grand Trunk Road project

Exhibitions can support a creative curriculum Read More
Pacific face mask

Pacific Islands Mask

Pacific Island carved and painted wooden face mask Read More
Detail of a drawing by John Ruskin

Ruskin and Nature - explore the gallery with your class

John Ruskin, prominent Victorian figure who shaped the Labour Party Read More

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More
Ceramic vessel moulded in shape of Roman Empress Julia Domna

Julia Domna Head Pot

A vessel moulded in the shape of the wife of Roman Emperor Severus Read More
Sandalwood Hindu casket

Hindu Casket

Anglo-Indian crafts helped the British in India feel at home Read More
Asante Chest

Asante Chest

Treasure chest used for storing personal items Read More
Detail of a Maori feather cloak

Maori Feather Cloak

A Maori feather cloak, traditionally made by women for Maori chiefs Read More
Medieval aquamanile ram jug

Aquamanile Ram Jug

Medieval water carrier used for religious ceremonies Read More
Japanese Samurai Armour

Japanese Samurai Armour

Protective suit to scare off the enemy Read More
Image courtesy of Linda Middleton from the Leodis website

Leeds West Indian Carnival

All about the oldest authentic Caribbean carnival in Europe Read More
Screen grab from Hull's Made for Us interactive

Made for Us: Hull's Craft & Design

Interactive of craft and design objects in Hull Read More
'Mighty Blow for Freedom' by Michael Sandle © Lincolnshire County Council

Emotions in Motion: Michael Sandle's Sculpture

Activities exploring how artists represent movement and emotions Read More

George Bissill - Miner, Soldier and Artist

An artist's response to the trench tunnels of WWI Read More
19th Century Russian burak

19th Century Russian Burak Decorated with Cockerels

Waterproof container made from birch bark Read More
A Malacite specimen with green concentric circles

Exploring Nature and Pattern Through Art

For pupils to investigate the theme of nature in the Ruskin collection Read More
Photo of malachite specimen with green concentric circles

Culture Quake: Interpreting a gallery creatively

Art, drama and music lessons inspired by a gallery visit Read More

African Palm Wine Carrier

This beaded gourd from Cameroon would have contained palm wine Read More
Japanese stencil design

Japanese Stencil Design

A Meiji stencil illustrating the legend of Urashima Taro Read More
Japanese ivory carving

Japanese Ivory Carving

These okimono display Japanese carving skills to the world Read More

Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Remembering so many... Read More
Quilt made from ties by Mrs Worth

Quilt made from ties

A hand stitched quilt made by Mrs Worth in the 1960s Read More

M&S Timelines - Womenswear

A snapshot of M&S womenswear developments through time Read More
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Tudor Clothing - Dress to Impress

Life in Tudor times seen through the clothes people wore Read More
Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

A domestic shrine housing the Goddess of Mercy Read More
WW1 1916 programme for an event held at Bradford Technical College

Entertainment on the WW1 Home Front

Raising morale and funds for the war effort Read More
Two young people

Engaging Young People with Artworks

How to engage young people with art and Museums Sheffield Youth Forum Read More
Asian food interactive home screen

Asian Food Interactive

Online game exploring Asian food in Britain and food culture Read More

WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells Read More
Silver and stainless steel knife and fork made by Stella Campion

Metalwork Trail, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

A trail through Sheffield's historic metalwork industry Read More
1914 cartoon of a lion

WW1 Autograph Book

Images and stories from a military hospital autograph book Read More
Box of WW1 ephemera belonging to WAAC member

Crafting for Victory

How school children and WAACs helped the war effort Read More
A pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese Snuff Bottle

Decorative Qing Dynasty bottle elaborately painted on the inside Read More
M&S logo on a carrier bag

M&S Birth of a Brand - Carrier Bags

Who would have thought carrier bags had such a history! Read More
WWI trench art object made from brass shell casing and bullets

Trench Art from World War One

Art objects made from shell casings by WWI soldiers Read More
Wartime recipe book

What Did WWII Children Eat?

The effect the war had on children's health and diet Read More
Group photograph of the Leeds Pals

Remembering the Pals Battalions

The Leeds Pals in the First World War Read More

M&S Timelines - Menswear

A snapshot of M&S menswear developments through time Read More

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