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A new species for Yorkshire in the York Museum Gardens

A new species for Yorkshire in the York Museum Gardens

As part of the Yorkshire Museum’s collections care procedures we set and monitor a series of sticky traps at ground–level in our buildings. These traps are designed to capture any invertebrates that walk over them. We regularly check these traps to find out if any museum pests have been caught.  A by-product of …

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York Irish Association Twitter Takeover for St Patrick’s Day

On Wednesday 17th March, York Irish Association will be taking over York Castle Museum’s Twitter account to highlight their work in the city and explore their heritage in our collection.  The York Irish Association are a community organisation, established in May 2014, with the aims of bringing the Irish community and anyone with an interest …

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The York Templars Twitter Takeover for LGBT History Month

The York Templars Twitter Takeover for LGBT History Month

The York RI Templars are a York RI RUFC associated and International Gay Rugby (IGR) affiliated club. We formed after the York Pride committee were approached by England Rugby with a vision to create an inclusive team within the city. In June 2019 the local England Rugby team attended York Pride to help promote the new …

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Mythology in Art History: Mythological Art at the York Art Gallery

Blog by Grace England, York Art Galleries 2021 MA scholar Mythology has captivated our minds and inspired our creativity for centuries. In a world where social media, fashion, literature, and all manner of the arts is driven by ‘trends,’ mythology never seems to have gone out of style. Bernini was entrancing us with his sculpture of …

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York Liberal Jewish Community will Takeover York Castle Museum’s Twitter on Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January 2021) 

Founded in 2014, the York Liberal Jewish Community holds the only regular Jewish services in the City. We follow the Liberal tradition, with men and women participating on an equal basis and prayers in English and Hebrew. In addition, evening services tend to include a lot of singing in Hebrew.  We are extremely lucky to be …

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Ralph Butterfield Primary School Twitter Takeover

Ralph Butterfield Primary School  On Thursday 17 December, the Lower Junior children (Years 3 and 4) from Ralph Butterfield Primary School in Haxby will take over York Castle Museum Twitter feeds. The children have been inspired by York Museum Trust’s fantastic Stone Age collection and feel very lucky to have used such important artefacts in their lessons.  …

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Museums Displaying Disability

The difficulty with interpreting objects that are connected to disability in a museum space, is that they often, unintentionally, perpetuate the medicalisation of individuals rather than telling the lived experience of the people it connects to or resonates with. Many museums, including York Museums Trust are changing this narrative to give a true representation of …

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York Disability Week Twitter Takeover

York Disability Week  Promoting an Equal, Inclusive and Accessible York  On Tuesday 24th November, York Disability Week will take over York Castle Museum Twitter feeds. York Museums Trust are keen to reflect our community in their collections and displays and this is the first step in working together.  Disability Week organises a programme of events …

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Paul Robeson Bust in York Art Gallery Collection

TW: Racism, murder and discrimination As a younger man, Paul Robeson studied Law at Colombia University and was a star American Football player. Due to racism in the US, when he graduated he struggled to join a law practice and decided to move in to acting, becoming successful very quickly in the theatre, then on …

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University of York BAME student Network takes over York Castle Museum 

On Tuesday 27th October, University of York BAME student Network will take over York Castle Museum Twitter and Instagram pages!   York Museums Trust are very much interested in the work that we do, and we appreciate their efforts in contacting us and holding an event for Black History Month.      The BAME Network aims to ensure …

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