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Talk and Visit to Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
Thu 16 March 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
Join Richard High, Collections Engagement Librarian, for an event celebrating the importance of Lord Brotherton in the history of Leeds, after whom the wonderful Grade II listed Brotherton Library is named.
Richard will give a talk about the life of Lord Brotherton, his place in the history of Leeds and the importance of his philanthropy to the internationally significant special collections which are housed within the library. Attendees will be given a private viewing of historically significant objects from the collections – there will be an opportunity to inspect and in some cases handle them. Special collections includes books but also other objects (including letters, journals, photographs, and manuscripts) – the collection even has a lock of hair reputed to be from Mozart!
The event will finish with a viewing of the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, which will include a temporary exhibition entitled “Caught in the Russian Revolution: The British Community in Petrograd 1917-1918.
Meet outside the Treasures Gallery, Brotherton Library (inside the University's Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane)