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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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Celebrating Ivory Bangle Lady 

Celebrating Ivory Bangle Lady 

This month we are celebrating the life of an important woman with North African ancestry who lived and died in York more than 1,600 years ago.   The way she was buried, the special objects interred with her, and the insights into her origins that scientific research has recently revealed help to tell her story. Whilst we …

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The impact of Curator Battle

Hi all, I’m Millie, Digital Communications Officer at York Museums Trust. I want to share with you the impact of our most successful digital campaign to date – #CuratorBattle! Curator Battle ran on Twitter from 20 March until 24 July 2020 as one of the ways York Museums Trust could still engage with audiences while in lockdown. It …

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The Good Organisation – York’s Railway Heritage

York has been an important centre of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways. However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and has played key role in laying the foundations of today’s modern rail network.    …

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York LGBT Forum Twitter Takeover

York LGBT Forum will be taking over York Castle Museum’s Twitter Saturday 27th June! York LGBT Forum will be taking over our twitter to share the work they’ve been doing in York, share their personal stories and respond to some of the objects in York Museums Trust collections. They actively promote awareness and …

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York Travellers Trust Twitter Takeover

York Travellers Trust will be taking over York Castle Museums Twitter page this Thursday (18th June), with some exciting videos and images showcasing their culture and heritage.   Did you know?   The Gypsy and Traveller community is York’s oldest, and until very recently largest, minority ethnic group with an estimated 1300 Gypsy and Traveller people …

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My Life as a Volunteer with York Castle Museum – Steve Pickard

In 2013 I took early retirement after 43 years as a Local Authority Housing Officer. I have always had an interest in Military History and my brother-in-law, who is a guide at the Yorkshire Museum suggested I apply as a volunteer with the Castle Museum. My first volunteer session after my training was Hands on Here! Gas …

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