Ruth Leach joined The Hunterian from Leeds City Museum. Ruth has worked in the museums sector for over 10 years. At the National Railway Museum, she was part of the team that reinterpreted Station Hall, a Grade II listed railway goods shed, using theatrical principles to bring the space to life.
As Exhibitions Curator at Leeds City Museum, part of Leeds Museums & Galleries, Ruth was responsible for the varied exhibition programme. She worked with collections curators to create exhibitions which celebrated Leeds' rich collections, and told important stories about the city. Highlights included Roman Empire: Power and People with the British Museum, Skeletons: Our Buried Bones with Wellcome Collection/Museum of London and Tailored: a very British fashion which celebrated the heritage of one of Leeds' main industries.