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Five Bugbears You Can Banish By Volunteering At COCA – by Lucy Elmes, CoCA Volunteer

Lucy Elmes is currently a volunteer in The Anthony Shaw Space at CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art, York Art Gallery), and will shortly be assisting the team as their Volunteer Website Editor. Here Lucy shares some of the highlights of her volunteering experience so far… Five Bugbears You Can Banish By Volunteering At COCA …

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Ask The Expert Q&A 6 January 2017: Spectrum – with Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will be answering your questions on all things SPECTRUM on Friday 6 January 2017, between 2-3pm GMT. Sarah Brown is the Outreach Officer for Collections Trust. Sarah has worked in a variety of collections management and care roles across the UK. In her role as Outreach Officer, Sarah delivers …

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Ask The Expert Q&A 12 December 2016: Working with Major Loans – with Jen Kaines

Jen Kaines, Registrar & Collections Manager at Leeds Museums, will be answering your questions on Working with Major Loans on Monday 12 December between 2-3pm GMT. Jen Kaines is the Registrar & Collections Manager at Leeds Museums. Jen Kaines , will be answering your questions on Working with Major Loans on Monday 12 December 2016 between 2-3pm …

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Carnal Light; A Review of York Art Gallery’s New Exhibition Flesh – by Helge Torvund

Poet, author, psychologist and critic Helge Torvund has reviewed York Art Gallery’s latest exhibition Flesh for the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. We are delighted to be able to share Torvund’s translation of his review. CARNAL LIGHT – By Helge Torvund Sometimes you can feel at home even though you are far away. I had just …

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The Wold Newton Hoard and the Portable Antiquities Scheme – by Rebecca Griffiths, Finds Liaison Officer

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was established in 1997 in order to record archaeological objects found by members of the public. Across the country, the scheme works with thousands of individual finders, helping to create one of the largest and most comprehensive sets of archaeological information. To date, the Scheme’s network have recorded over 1 million …

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Ask the Expert Q&A 25 November 2016: Confused by Accreditation? – with Helen Thornton

Helen Thornton, Yorkshire Regional Accreditation Advisor at Museum Development Yorkshire, will be answering your questions on Accreditation on Friday 25 November between 2-3pm GMT. Helen Thornton is the Regional Accreditation Advisor for Yorkshire and specialises in registrar documentation and collections management areas.  Confused by Accreditation? Accreditation is the national UK standard for museums and galleries. …

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Ask the Expert Q&A 4 November 2016: Inclusive Access to Museums – with Phil Chambers

Phil Chambers will be answering your questions on Providing Inclusive Access to Museums on Friday 4 November 2016 between 2-3pm GMT. Phil Chambers specialises in inclusive Design, Equality and Diversity – Policy and Strategy and Access Audits.  Phil Chambers is a consultant specialising in providing inclusive access for all to museums you can find out more on …

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History in the Making – A Summer of Crafts at the Yorkshire Museum

Summer 2016 at the Yorkshire Museum saw ‘History in the Making’ – a chance for visitors to carve and mould their way through history! As the museum is home to some of the most impressive Roman artefacts in Britain, this was a great opportunity for visitors to be inspired by our collections and have a go at …

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Ceramic Art York 2016 – by Fiona Green, Collections Facilitator for Art

Ceramic Art York 2016 A Review by York Art Gallery’s Collections Facilitator for Art, Fiona Green. From Friday 9th – Sunday 11th September 2016, Ceramic Art York returned to York Museums Trust for its second year. Run by the Craft Potters Association, it is a ceramic art selling fair showcasing some of the best makers’ work and …

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Coins and Covenanters – by Tristan Griffin, British Numismatic Society Intern

Coins and Covenanters: Coin Hoards and Mapping the Civil Wars in Yorkshire By Tristan Griffin, British Numismatic Society Intern Image below: Map of Yorkshire with hoards dated to 1641-3.

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