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Curator’s Choice – Queen Anne
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Curator’s Choice – Queen Anne

This painting shows Queen Anne, it currently hangs in the Guildhall. She can be seen seated in full regalia, including …

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Guest Blog – Frederic, Lord Leighton
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Guest Blog – Frederic, Lord Leighton

Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) was president of the Royal Academy by 1878 and his works were extremely popular during his …

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Guest Blog – Elsa Gidlow, a Poet Born in Hull
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Guest Blog – Elsa Gidlow, a Poet Born in Hull

Elsa Gidlow is not the most famous LGBTQ+ figure, but she was revolutionary in her time. As a lesbian living …

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Curator’s Choice – Flag
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Curator’s Choice – Flag

This nylon flag, in the shape of two joined pennants is an Ellerman’s Wilson Line table flag. The top part …

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Curator’s Choice – Newspaper
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Curator’s Choice – Newspaper

These two images from a newspaper show when King George VI visited Hull in 1941. The first image shows Paragon …

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Curator’s Choice – David Bowie Bodice
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Curator’s Choice – David Bowie Bodice

This bodice, also known as a boob tube, was created by a dedicated David Bowie fan who stitched every sequin …

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Curator’s Choice – The Student by Nina Hamnett
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Curator’s Choice – The Student by Nina Hamnett

Nina Hamnett was an artist nicknamed the ‘Queen of Bohemia’. She was uninhibited by convention, a talented painter, designer and …

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Four Scottish Women in Hull
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Four Scottish Women in Hull

Over the years, Ferens Art Gallery has established a noteworthy holding of modern Scottish art. We look at works by …

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Video: Nishapur City
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Video: Nishapur City

Tell Us What You Think We’d love to know what you thought about our From the Stores blogs. Your responses …

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Video: Nishapur Pottery
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Video: Nishapur Pottery

Tell Us What You Think We’d love to know what you thought about our From the Stores blogs. Your responses …

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Exploring Islamic Art: Pottery from Nishapur
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Exploring Islamic Art: Pottery from Nishapur

At Hull and East Riding Museum we have thirty pottery objects within our Islamic Art collection. They are from a …

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Exploring Islamic Art: Nishapur
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Exploring Islamic Art: Nishapur

At Hull and East Riding Museum we have thirty pottery objects within our Islamic Art collection. They are from a …

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Curator’s Choice – Jet necklace from Middleton-on-the-Wolds
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Curator’s Choice – Jet necklace from Middleton-on-the-Wolds

This jet necklace was made in the Bronze Age, around four thousand years ago and was buried with a person …

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Curator’s Choice – My Wife, My Bairns and My Wee Dog, John, by John Byam Shaw (1872-1919), 1903
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Curator’s Choice – My Wife, My Bairns and My Wee Dog, John, by John Byam Shaw (1872-1919), 1903

This group portrait in pastel by John Byam Shaw celebrates bourgeois family life at the turn of the 20th century. …

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Curator’s Choice – Medicine Chest from the Hull Whaling Ship ‘Diana’
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Curator’s Choice – Medicine Chest from the Hull Whaling Ship ‘Diana’

“We have a good medicine chest on board, which I believe to be the case with a majority of whale …

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Curator’s Choice – The Rye Marshes by Paul Nash
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Curator’s Choice – The Rye Marshes by Paul Nash

The first work I have selected from the Ferens collection is The Rye Marshes, 1932, by Paul Nash (1889-1946). This …

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Video – Dr Mary Murdoch – Hull’s first female doctor
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Video – Dr Mary Murdoch – Hull’s first female doctor

Documentation Assistant Lauren gives a short insight into Hull’s first female doctor and founder of the Hull Women’s Suffrage Society, …

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Curator’s Choice – Jacob Epstein, ‘Isabel’, 1933, bronze
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Curator’s Choice – Jacob Epstein, ‘Isabel’, 1933, bronze

The work I’ve chosen as my first object is from the Ferens sculpture collection. It’s a striking half-length nude in …

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VIDEO: Exploring Islamic Art – helmets
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VIDEO: Exploring Islamic Art – helmets

Explore Hull Museums’ Islamic Art collection with Alice (Research and Documentation Assistant for Archaeology). This video focuses on two Persian …

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Curator’s Choice – Leyland Bus
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Curator’s Choice – Leyland Bus

As the Collections Curator for the museums service, working cross-service, dealing with collections care and documentation for thousands of historic …