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‘Forward to Victory’, A Changing Spaces Project – by Lucy Knock, Assistant Curator of Social History (Informal Learning)

A large part of York Castle Museum’s HLF funded ‘Changing Spaces’ project is the Learning and Activity Programme, which runs 2014-2018. The project’s latest achievement is ‘Forward to Victory’, a youth theatre production working with the York Theatre Royal. Lucy Knock, Assistant Curator of Social History (Informal Learning), tells us more in this …

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The Methall Hoard – by Gaenor Rudall, Numismatics Volunteer

YMT volunteers Gaenor Rudall and Olivia Farrow recently gave a talk at the Yorkshire Museum on the Methall hoard, a group of Roman coins that they’ve been documenting for the past nine months. Here’s a taste of what they said… The hoard was discovered in 1856, at Methall Hall Farm near Nunburnholme, a few …

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‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman Study Day – by Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology

Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology at York Museums Trust, discusses the recent ‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman Study Day and the project’s next steps. On Friday 24th February the Yorkshire Museum hosted 78 academics, museum professionals, volunteers, students, locals, and enthusiasts for a Study Day to launch the ‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman …

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Ask the Expert Q&A 13 March 2017: HLF Funding for Museums– with Louise Clare

Louise Clare, Development Manager for Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire, will be answering your questions on  Monday 13 March between 2pm to 3pm GMT. Louise Clare is the Development Manager for Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire. The Heritage Lottery Fund offer a range of different grant programmes with grants from £3,000 to over £5 million. In assessing applications, we take …

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Responding to Flesh: Queer Sundays at York Art Gallery – by The Model

As part of our current exhibition Flesh, York Art Gallery have been hosting Cast Off Drama for Queer Sundays.  a series of events inviting performance artists and visitors to engage with the artwork on display and explore LGBT stories and identities. Here one of the models describes their experience of one of the events… If …

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Ask the Expert Q&A 24 February 2017: Treasure and Portable Antiquities – with Rebecca Griffiths

Rebecca Griffiths, Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for North and East Yorkshire, will be answering your questions on  Friday 24 February between 2pm to 3pm GMT. Rebecca Griffiths is the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for North and East Yorkshire. Every year thousands of archaeological objects are found by members of the …

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Photographing Harmoniums – by Chris Streek, Digitisation Officer

The Digital Team here at York Museums Trust has recently been asked to help digitise some of the harmoniums (musical pump organs) held as part of its extensive musical instrument collections. As the objects were being studied by curatorial staff and a group of expert researchers, the digital team took the opportunity to capture as …

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Ask the Expert Q&A 26 January 2017: Digital Collections – with Martin Fell

Martin Fell, Digital Team Leader at York Museums Trust will be answering your questions on Digital Collections on Thursday 26 January between 1pm to 2pm GMT. Martin is the Digital Team Leader at York Museums Trust, tasked with digitising the collections of York Museums Trust and putting these collections into the public domain. Martin Fell, Digital …

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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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