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Coin Offerings to Archbishop Scrope’s Tomb in York Minster – by Peter Fogelberg, Student Volunteer

Peter Fogelberg, exchange student in Archaeology at University of York, volunteer at the numismatic collection at Yorkshire Museum, discusses the personal cult of Archbishop Scrope and the coins found in his tomb. In the 19th century the tomb of Archbishop Scrope (c. 1350 – 1405) in York Minster was opened and within they found upwards of a hundred …

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CLAY The Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark – by Jane Boughton, Ceramics Collector

CLAY, Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, at Middelfart is two hours by train from Copenhagen, plus a 15-minute walk, an easy day out from the capital. Its home is Grimmerhus, an 1857 dower house, one of the first villas built in Denmark, a striking red painted brick with an orange pan-tiled roof. The new 1,500 m2 galleries …

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Unconventional Roman Sculpture – by Ellie Nicklin, Research Scholar

York Museums Trust Research Scholar Ellie Nicklin discusses two Sculptures she has encountered working at the Yorkshire Museum. I’m the recipient of the 2015/16 Studentship Partnership between the University of York’s History of Art Department and the Yorkshire Museum. My work within the Museum focuses around the Roman Collection, in particular the sculptural objects. …

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Drop Dead Gorgeous: A Talk on the Fashion for Tuberculosis in 19th Century England – by M Faye Prior, Collections Facilitator

On Saturday 16 April 2016, the York Castle Museum’s History Team held a special event looking at this more unusual aspect of 1840s fashion as part of the new exhibition, Shaping the Body. Find out more… Last Saturday the Castle Museum explored the fascinating world of ‘TB Chic’, a fashion phenomenon at its height in the 1840 …

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Pictures of the Great War: Feeling the Heat, Knowing the Chill – by Jessica Schouela, Exhibition Volunteer

Exhibition Volunteer Jessica Schouela reviews York Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War. The heat emanating from the second room of York Art Gallery’s current exhibition, Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War is nearly palpable; the closer I approach Anna Airy’s …

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Creativity Inspiring Industry: The British Ceramics Biennial Celebrates a Bright Future for Stoke-on-Trent – by Emma Bell, Curator (Bulatov Rowe)

In 2008, when the call out came for a ‘Ceramics and Design Festival’ celebrating Stoke-on-Trent’s rich ceramics heritage, British Ceramics Biennial Artistic Director Barney Hare Duke saw something more. More than a trade show or an industry event, Barney had a vision for a world-class festival, showcasing the controversial yet fascinating overlap between ceramic art …

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The Skipton Bridge Hoard – by Gaenor Rudall & Olivia Farrow, Collections Volunteers

Collections Volunteers Gaenor Rudall and Olivia Farrow have been working with our Curator of Numismatics, Andrew Woods, to research a collection of medieval coins – the Skipton Bridge Hoard. This year we have been working on a hoard of medieval coins found in Yorkshire, near Thirsk, in 1949. We know from an article written shortly afterwards that …

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Reflections on My PAS Internship – by Kerrie Hoffman, PAS Finds Liaison Assistant

Kerrie Hoffman, Finds Liaison Assistant with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, reflects upon her experience as an intern. In October 2015 I shared ‘My Journey so Far’ after two months as an Intern with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) at the Yorkshire Museum. I am now at the end of that internship and I can’t believe 7 …

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Documenting a Roman Hoard from Haxby – by Stephanie Parkinson, Collections Volunteer

Collections Volunteer Stephanie Parkinson has been helping to document archaeological aretfacts with the curatorial team at the Yorkshire Museum. In this blog, she shares her experience of documenting a Roman Hoard from a village in York. Having volunteered with the Archaeology department of the Yorkshire Museum for over a year (under the extremely helpful guidance …

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Ask the Expert Q&A, 8 April 2016: Confused by Accreditation? – by Helen Thornton

Helen Thornton, Yorkshire Regional Accreditation Advisor at Museum Development Yorkshire, will be answering your questions on Accreditation on Friday 8 April 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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