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*:

From April, we will share news, exhibition and events information through Leeds University Library Galleries’ monthly newsletter. If you would like to keep receiving updates from us please sign up to the Leeds University Library Galleries mailing list.

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, but it will also depend on staffing availability.  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.  Please also read our accessibility details.

Feedback & Mailing List

We welcome feedback on our website, or following a visit. Please leave comments in the visitor book, the comment box or email ULITA.  You can join our mailing list to keep up to date with our programmes and opportunities.  You can also find us on Facebook and Tripadvisor.


Sorry, we cannot take any new volunteers at the present time.

Information for Donors

NB: We will not normally be taking donations until mid 2019 as we are advised to first catalogue our existing collection.

For more information on our collecting policy, please 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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