From 17th century elephant armour to Henry VIII’s famous horned helmet, the museum’s historic treasures are captured on film in exciting and innovative ways – presenting a unique insight in the Royal Armouries’ national collection of arms and armour.

The exhibition – Royal Armouries: In Focus – is the work of Leeds Photographic Society, and forms part of the museum’s Inspired by… programme.

Members were motivated by the society’s wish to make a lasting record of the museum, an important part of Leeds’ heritage. Photographers of all abilities were encouraged to take part and each participant has a least one image included in the exhibition of 34 images.

Leeds Photographic Society was founded in 1852, only 13 years after William Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre announced their photographic processes, independently.

Royal Armouries: In Focus is now open at the museum and runs until September 2013.

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