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Curator's Choice: The new Voices of Asia gallery at Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum's World View gallery has switched its focus from Africa to Asia. Curator Antonia Lovelace tells us about tea, jade, ivory and Dhol drumming videos.

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Royal Armouries welcomes ruling to block sale of rare Wootton St Lawrence helmet

The Royal Armouries has welcomed an appeal judgement that prevents a rare armet dating to 1500 being sold at auction by a church in Hampshire.

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The best art exhibitions to see in Yorkshire galleries during 2014

Yorkshire lays on a typically diverse programme of art once again. Here are our top Yorkshire art exhibition picks for 2014.

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A New Reality for Leeds: The Tetley announces its inaugural programme

The former headquarters of the Tetley Brewery will reopen as a new contemporary arts space for Leeds at the end of November.

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Leeds Art Gallery and Henry Moore Institute share Lucien Freud's Degas bronze

Portrait of a Woman: Head Resting is one of only 16 known casts by the artist, whose sculptures - with one notably controversial exception - were usually made in private.

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Momentous installation turns Leeds Civic Hall into Potts clock celebration by residents

Inspired by 19th century clockmakers the Potts family, an installation on the facade of a flagship building in Leeds features footage of city folk in action.

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Dutch female jouster to defy Henry VIII by battling at Royal Armouries finale

Alix van Zijl, a veterinary surgeon who is a member of one of the top jousting teams in the Netherlands, will make her British debut in the final joust-off at the Royal Armouries.

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Henry Moore Institute brings modern sculpture together with ancient artefacts

New show Indifferent Matter includes Hans Haacke, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Andy Warhol and Robert Smithson. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Spring Rain – Becky Beasley brings cucumbers and ambiguity to Leeds Art Gallery

British artist Becky Beasley draws on the literature of Bernard Malamud and Laurence Sterne and the final canvas by Marcel Duchamp for an intriguing show in Leeds.

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Earl Mountbatten's James Bond-style gold-plated pen-pistol joins Royal Armouries

A £13,000 pistol-concealing pen, presented to the late Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Marwar-Jodhpur by royal family cohort Lord Louis, could go on public show.

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Photographer Sara Porter brings Natural Beauty to wildlife show at Leeds City Museum

Drawing inspiration from a collection of more than 800,000 objects, taxidermy, insects, eggs and skulls add up to a natural history exhibition with a difference.

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Project Space Leeds, Arts Council and Carlsberg aim to create new Yorkshire venue

A brewery building is expected to become a nationally significant visual arts venue and an important community centre in Leeds after winning £225,000 in funding.

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Museums at Night 2013: Harewood House ushers in Harewood at Twilight

Yorkshire's magical Harewood House will reveal a magnificent staircase, a major art display, insights into the life of a French master chef and more this Museums at Night.

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Australian artist Nike Savvas brings Liberty and Anarchy to Leeds Art Gallery

Acclaimed installation mathematician Nike Savvas returns to British shores for the first time in more than ten years in a flamboyant exhibition in Leeds.

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Swords from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to go on show at Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries will become the only museum in the world to have a full set of swords from the trilogy when they go on display ahead of the latest Hobbit film.

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