Exploring Journeys

 

Taking the concept ‘Journeys’, curators have assembled a collection of 18 exhibits from the magnificent collections held in Leeds’ libraries and archives.

Ranging from the obvious (a historic map) to the abstract (the journey of a rare manuscript, transmission of disease or life-cycle of materials) this exhibition also considers the motives behind the journeys of people and the art that journeys have inspired.

The Saxton Atlas

The Saxton Atlas

The first comprehensive map of England & Wales was published in 1579 by a Yorkshireman

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Road to Safety

Road to Safety

Unfortunately some people are forced to travel from their homelands to find safety

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Rose-Marie’s Journey for Love

Rose-Marie’s Journey for Love

Would you be willing to embark on a long voyage to accompany your true love?

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Snapshot

Snapshot

The concept of a journey has inspired composers and musicians for centuries

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Prince Albert’s Medicine Chest

Prince Albert’s Medicine Chest

Sometimes the contents of an object have travelled further than the object, or indeed its royal owner!

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The Quest

The Quest

Quests have inspired storytelling since the beginning of time

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Travel by Tram

Travel by Tram

Did you know you could once travel across Leeds by tram? Was there a route near to your home?

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By the Way

By the Way

A car journey along the M62 corridor inspired four artists to make a film and book

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The Snaps of a Soldier

The Snaps of a Soldier

Some people were obliged to travel whilst serving their Country at a time of conflict

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A Race to the South Pole

A Race to the South Pole

A journey to the unknown is called exploration

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Windrush: Movement of the People

Windrush: Movement of the People

The journey of people travelling to the UK from the West Indies told through dance

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The Letters of Robert Walker

The Letters of Robert Walker

People travel in pursuit of a better way of life for their families

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Fruiting Bodies

Fruiting Bodies

An artist's expression of an ever-changing physical and mental journey

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Beardmore’s Order Books

Beardmore’s Order Books

Some people's jobs take them places...

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The Travels of Ms. I.33

The Travels of Ms. I.33

Consider the unfinished 700-year journey of a fencing manual...

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Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease

Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease

Diseases pay no heed to borders .... they travel too!

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Plans of Leeds

Plans of Leeds

The development of the city of Leeds can be seen with reference to historic plans

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Roger Ackling

Roger Ackling

Using the sun's transformational powers

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