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Exhibition celebrating the stories and experiences of women to open at Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds – A new exhibition detailing the experiences of women hailing from countries across the world who now live in Leeds is to be showcased at a City Museum from next week.

As part of ‘My Case, My Journey’ which will open its doors in The MillSpace at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills from Thursday 5 March – 30 May 2015, visitors can discover more about the lives and personal stories of women from the city’s migrant communities and the individual challenges they have faced. Forming part of the city’s International Women’s Day celebrations, inspiration for the exhibition was provided by eight student volunteers from Leeds University, who worked with the Together Women Project to meet women in community groups and find out more about the personal journeys that have shaped their identities.

Image from the My Case, My Journey exhibition
Image from the My Case, My Journey exhibition

Featuring in the exhibition will be pieces loaned by some of the women and a diverse selection of objects taken from the Leeds Museums and Galleries’ collection. These include clothing, bible verses, incense burners, national flags, and art work created by the students and the women together.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

“As part of ‘My Case My Journey’ visitors can enjoy a new exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum which will take a fascinating look at the lives of women from countries right around the world  who now call Leeds their home.

“Forming part of the city’s International Women’s Day celebrations, this is a unique chance to find out more about the journeys and personal stories of women living in Leeds’ migrant communities.”

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