Archives: April 2020

#CURATORBATTLE: Museums go viral on Twitter

Friday’s during lockdown for us are now quite different. Each week we are poised ready to take place in a #CURATORBATTLE on Twitter, competing with other museums to find an object in our collections that ‘best’ fits a theme set by the Yorkshire Museum. So far we have competed to be the museum with the: #dullestobject #prettiestobject, #deadliestobject, #bestegg (Easter Weekend) and most […]

Home working Georgian-style

Many of us have set up our homes to allow us to work remotely during this coronavirus pandemic. But while we’re in lockdown, perhaps we can take inspiration from the fact that we’re not the first to practise ‘home working’. The grand 18th century homes that so many of us enjoy visiting today (when we’re able to) […]

Who was Miss Busby?

Historic portraits that line the walls of nearly all historic houses can seem daunting and anonymous. Some have deep connections with a place whereas others are often bought to make a room even more ‘historic’. But these were real people and piecing together their lives, requiring perseverance and luck, can be revealing. This portrait, painted […]