School of Design

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

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Lawrence Stanley Lee Stained Glass

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles
St.Wilfred’s Chapel
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds

Telephone: +44(0)113 343 3919
General enquiries email*:

Please check our Opening Hours before arranging a visit.

Director: Professor Michael Hann

Curator: Ms Jill Winder

Learning & Engagement: Ms Kerstin Doble


Additional Information

Using the Collections

You may make an appointment to view items from the collections for research purposes. Dependent on size, only a limited number of items may be viewed during a visit. We recommend that you first search our online catalogue, and quote the inventory numbers of chosen items in your correspondence (displayed beneath the description).  The minimum notice for appointments is a week.  We are happy to discuss your query by phone or email.

Archival handling procedures are practiced in ULITA. Only pencil can be used, and you may be asked to wear gloves. Occasionally, certain items may not be available due to exhibition, conservation or storage implications.

Feedback & Mailing List

We welcome feedback on our website, or following a visit. Please email ULITA with your comments.  Please also contact us if you want to join our email mailing list to receive details of our exhibitions and events.


ULITA can only take on a small number of volunteers at any one time, and cannot take further volunteers when there are student placements in the Spring term.
We would welcome enquiries for a small number of volunteers in Summer/Autumn 2017 for various cataloguing projects.  Please provide a short cv and references.

Information for Donors

If you are interesting in donating to ULITA please contact Jill Winder or Professor Michael Hann.
Please also read our Guidance on donations.

Customer Care Statement

ULITA will aim to give a high standard of customer care for all visitors and those making enquiries. We aim to give a high-quality service by:

  • Listening to users, and responding clearly to enquiries, comments and suggestions for improvements
  • Treating all users with respect
  • Ensuring all accessible areas are clean, presentable and safe
  • Answering all enquiries promptly, including providing recommendations of other sources of information
  • Displaying accurate and up-to-date information on the website, on notices and promotional literature, including immediately noting any change to services/opening hours
  • complaints can be addressed to the Director in the first instance, or the Deputy Secretary of the University.

*Sorry, we do not give valuations

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