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Marc Quinn with his sculpture called Kiss

Marc Quinn and Figurative Sculpture

Disability explored through sculptors including Marc Quinn Read More
Henry Henry Moore sculpture made with the Lost Wax process

The Mysterious ‘Lost Wax´ Process

The lost wax process used in bronze casting and portrait sculpture Read More
Detail of An Arab Weaver painting by Armand Point

Armand Point and Islamic Architecture

Exploring architecture through the painting An Arab Weaver Read More

Victorians - Painting the Past

Explore everyday life in Victorian Britain through paintings Read More

Somali Beadwork

Showing the skill of artisans Read More
 Diagram demonstrating the formation of satin stitch

Embroider the World

Learn techniques from world textiles to inspire your own stitchwork Read More
Janis Goodman Hackfall Triptych

Hackfall, Landscape Inspiration for Artists

Artists from different eras inspired by one landscape Read More
Sculptor's drawing

Hull Through the Eyes of a Sculptor

Explore the maritime themed sculpture ´Siren´ by Chris Dobrowolski Read More
Colour photograph of male head with ‘mudpack´ camouflage © Courtesy Gavin Turk and White Cube

Self Image

Exploring Self Portraiture Read More

A History of Animation

A simple explanation of moving image and animation development Read More
Cloissoné vases at Lotherton Hall

The Art of Cloisonné

A traditional Chinese handicraft Read More
Spindles

Bradford's Industrial Revolution

Tracking a city's industrial and social change Read More
Carved faience pendant of the warrior goddess of ancient Egypt

Egyptian Sekhmet Pendant

Carved faience of the warrior goddess of ancient Egypt Read More

My Culture Quest

An interactive game collecting world objects to curate your exhibition Read More
Detail of a silvercraft object commissioned for Hull

Commissioning a Public Sculpture for Hull

The commissioning and design of a major piece of silver for Hull Read More
Message on a cup

The Message - Creative Campaigning

Creating awareness raising campaigns through art Read More
Model of Capt Cook's ship Resolution

Captain Cook's Travels

People and artifacts connected with explorer Captain Cook 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
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
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Tudor Clothing - Dress to Impress

Life in Tudor times seen through the clothes people wore Read More
Ibibio puppet

Nigerian Ibibio Puppets

Social sculptures for democratic change Read More
Indian Shisha Jacket

Shisha Jacket from Gujarat

Highly embroidered Indian textiles Read More
Solomon Islands carved figure

Pacific Islands figure with hat

Carved figure with Abolone Shell eyes Read More
Quilt made from 1800s military uniforms

Military Patchwork Quilt

Quilt made by a soldier from military uniforms Read More
Yinka Shonibare's The Wanderer is his interpretation of an horrific slave ship voyage

The Wanderer

Contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare's response to a slaveship tragedy Read More

Chinese Pilgrim Bottle

Chinese Porcelain bottle from 1860 Read More
Minangkabau Bridal Headdress

Minangkabau Bridal Headdress

Cosume of silver, sheet foil, beads and cut-out love birds Read More
West African Horse Headdress

West African Horse Headdress

African and Arabic cultures meet in Northern Nigeria Read More
Screen grab of an animation

Animation Toolkit

Practical 'how to' guide to creating different animation effects Read More
Art 4 Maths logo

Art4Maths

KS3 activities supporting Maths through Art, eg. printmaking, geometry Read More
Detail from a Japanese woodblock print

Japanese Woodblock Print

Explore the codes and conventions behind a Samurai print Read More
Two young people

Engaging Young People with Artworks

How to engage young people with art and Museums Sheffield Youth Forum Read More
Detail of a Patrick Caulfield print

Twentieth Century Artists in the Graves Gallery

Concepts, ideas and techniques plus audio clips of student responses Read More

1984 Miners' Strike Symbol of support

Italian bag of sugar representing friendship and solidarity Read More
Detail of a Persian Writing Box

Persian Writing Boxes

Communication before texts, typewriters and telegrams Read More
Cropped image of painting of soldier in steel helmet

Painting a Portrait on the WW1 Front Line

Isaac Rosenberg turned his wartime experiences into artwork and poetry 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
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
Javanese Marriage Figures

Javanese Marriage Figures

Hindu figures help bring good luck to newly weds Read More
Japanese Samurai Armour

Japanese Samurai Armour

Protective suit to scare off the enemy 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
Detail of the Rudston Venus Mosaic

Rudston Venus Mosaic

From a 4thC Roman Villa discovered in East Yorkshire Read More
Carved wooden bird

Carved Pacific Bird

Wooden decoration from Papua New Guinea Read More
M&S Tricel clothing advert

M&S Fashion Brands and Synthetic Fabrics

From innovative new fabrics in the 1960s to 21st Century fashion Read More
Chinese Bound Foot Shoes

In Your Shoes

Who wore this shoe? And why is it designed in this way? Read More
Maori War Canoe

Maori War Canoe

Model of a traditional Pacific Island vessel, or Waka Taua Read More
Iroquois Beaded Purse

Iroquois Beaded Purse

Made by Native North Americans for the tourist trade Read More

M&S Timelines - Menswear

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

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More
M&S Sustainable Suit

M&S - The Most Sustainable Suit in the World!

Made from organic wool and recycled plastic bottles 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
M&S Back to School article 1954

M&S Schoolwear and Teenage Fashion

School uniform from pinafores to recycled plastic bottles Read More
Archive photo of M&S early department store displays

M&S First Department Stores

Transforming the shopping experience from the 1930s onwards 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
1932 St Michael logo

M&S Birth of a Brand - Logos and Brand Names

The original 1932 St Michael brand and a 1950s version Read More

M&S Birth of a Brand - Films and Fashion Shows

Early marketing through different media Read More
Set of Palmer cord tyres

Palmer Cord Aero Tyres

The clever design that helped win a war Read More
Painting of the unveiling of Oldham war memorial

Honouring Oldham's WW1 Soldiers

Examining a First World War memorial from different perspectives Read More

John Ruskin - Art, Society and Ideology

Exploring the life and times of John Ruskin Read More
An altered book

Altered Books In Focus

Altered Books created by GCSE students at Graves Gallery 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
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
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth Read More
Four First World War Medals

WW1 Medal Stories

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

Christmas Gifts for WW1 Troops

A wartime charity helped soldiers celebrate Christmas in the trenches 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
Still from a Louis Le Prince film

Louis Le Prince

About Louis Le Prince who invented the first moving image camera 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

Story of a WW1 Nurse

Discover Ursula Lascelles' experiences as a VAD in WW1 Read More
Box of WW1 ephemera belonging to WAAC member

Crafting for Victory

How school children and WAACs helped the war effort 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
Perfect present, an assembled work of a rainbow

Surrealist Art: Objects and Meanings

Exploring British Surrealism at the Ferens Art Gallery Read More

Exploring Contemporary Art - British Art Show 8

Discover exciting artists working in the UK today Read More

Chinese Tabard from the Qing Dynasty

Symbol of Chinese women's status Read More
Victorian tile

Out on the tiles - Victorian Style

Influences on ceramic tile design in the Arts and Crafts Movement Read More
China at Harewood logo

China at Harewood

Exploring Chinese heritage using scenes from the restored wallpaper Read More
Detail of a Ming Dynasty carving

Chinese Warrior

Carved figure of Han Dynasty General Kwan-ti 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
Paisley Silk Shawl

Paisley Silk Shawl

19th Century fashion item that inspired an industry Read More
Japanese ivory carving

Japanese Ivory Carving

These okimono display Japanese carving skills to the world Read More

M&S Birth of a Brand - Buildings and Signage

Signs reflect different periods in time 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

George Bissill - Miner, Soldier and Artist

An artist's response to the trench tunnels of WWI 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
Designer Victoria Kershaw working with a workshop participant

Meet the Designer - Video interviews

Designers talk about inspiration and development processes Read More

Carved Coconut Head

Genuine or made for the tourist trade? Read More
A detail from a Javanese Shadow Puppet 'Bima'

Javanese Shadow Puppet

Made in 1994 by East Java craftsman from stiff leather parchment Read More

Dick Kerr's Ladies FC

One of the earliest women's football teams in England Read More
M&S Staff welfare pioneer Flora Solomon

M&S Making a Mark - Flora Solomon

Champion of M&S staff welfare Read More

Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Remembering so many... Read More

Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Remembering so many... Read More
An altered book

Altered Books - Workshops and techniques

A step by step guide to creating Altered Books Read More
  0 Detail of a Chinese embroidered Mandarin Square

Mandarin Square

19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Embroidery 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
Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

A domestic shrine housing the Goddess of Mercy Read More
19th Century Russian burak

19th Century Russian Burak Decorated with Cockerels

Waterproof container made from birch bark Read More

WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells Read More
Detail of a Maori feather cloak

Maori Feather Cloak

A Maori feather cloak, traditionally made by women for Maori chiefs Read More
Asante Chest

Asante Chest

Treasure chest used for storing personal items Read More
A later Bronze-age gold pennanular ring

Drawing on History

Using Bronze and Iron Age decorative style as a drawing resource Read More

Object Dialogue Box at Harewood House

A resource to stimulate creative thinking through the use of objects 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
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Your M&S magazine with Twiggy on front cover

M&S Birth of a Brand - Advertising

How a major high street retailer has promoted itself to the world Read More
Sanderson Star Quilt

Quilts and Quilt Making from 1718 to Today

Quilts from different periods and regions and how they were made Read More
A page from Louisa Pesel's scrapbook

Louisa Pesel's Travels

An Embroiderer's travel record of Europe, India and Egypt 1903-1947 Read More
Pair of decorated Japanese ivory tusks

Japanese Ivory Tusk Vases

Japanese carved tusks, decorated with birds Read More
Inside Leeds City Art Gallery

Being an Art Detective

Investigating artworks and the role of the artist Read More
Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes

Ajrakh, block printed fabric from Rajasthan

Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes Read More
Sandalwood Hindu casket

Hindu Casket

Anglo-Indian crafts helped the British in India feel at home Read More
Detail of a Persian Writing Box

Persian Writing Boxes

Communication before texts, typewriters and telegrams Read More
Pacific face mask

Pacific Islands Mask

Pacific Island carved and painted wooden face mask Read More
Allied serviceman in the desert

The WW1 Desert Front

Arts activities inspired by soldiers’ lives in Egypt during 1916 Read More
Chinese Tiger Shoes

Chinese Tiger Shoes

Pair of children’s shoes designed in the image of a tiger Read More
M&S archive-inspired biscuit tin design

M&S Biscuit Tins

Biscuit tin designs from 'retro' to modern Read More
Group photograph of the Leeds Pals

Remembering the Pals Battalions

The Leeds Pals in the First World War Read More
1914 cartoon of a lion

WW1 Autograph Book

Images and stories from a military hospital autograph book Read More
A pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese Snuff Bottle

Decorative Qing Dynasty bottle elaborately painted on the inside Read More
M&S chocolate covered Swiss Rolls package

M&S Food Technology

Shop bought versus 'hand-made' in the 1950s Read More
M&S 125 Anniversary shop window display

M&S Birth of a Brand - Campaign Case Study - 125 Anniversary

How M&S celebrated 125 years of being in business in 2009 Read More

WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells Read More

Private William Young VC

A soldier's tragic story of loyalty and courage Read More

First World War Army Rations

‘A Terrier’s Snap’: how a soldier made art from a WW1 army biscuit Read More

M&S Timelines - Womenswear

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

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