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More Than Words: A New Exhibition of Work by Sara Radstone – by Hannah Savage, York Art Gallery Team Leader

York Art Gallery Team Leader Hannah Savage has been providing visitors with short talks on some of the exhibitions, works and artists we have on display including in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). CoCA’s latest exhibition, ‘More Than Words’, features the work of British artist Sara Radstone –  find out more about the artist …

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Lingwell Gate Roman Coin Moulds – by Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology

Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology, is currently working on the ‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman Research Project, collaborating with curators, experts, researchers, volunteers, and enthusiasts to look at York Museums Trust’s Roman collections in new ways. Here’s an update from Emily on the Lingwell Gate Roman Coin Moulds. As part of …

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Art Research Trip to Madrid – by Fiona Green, Collections Facilitator Art

Fiona Green (Collections Facilitator, Art at York Art Gallery) was selected as the winner of the 2017 York Museums Trust’s Robin Guthrie Travel Bursary, travelling to Madrid to research and develop her knowledge of fine and decorative art. Read more about Fiona’s experience in this blog entry. As part of my AMA career development …

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Working with the Yorkshire Museum Collections – by Lydia Prosser, Headley Trust Intern

Lydia Prosser is the current Headley Trust intern for the Portable Antiquities Scheme working with Rebecca Griffiths, the Finds Liaison Officer for North and East Yorkshire, based at the Yorkshire Museum. Here, she talks about some of her experiences as Finds Liaison Assistant after her first three months in the role. My main job as …

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Creating Costumes for York Castle Museum – by Joanna Rowling and Nikita Lund, Costume Volunteers

This summer, our Costume Volunteers at York Castle Museum have been busy creating replica garments using historic patterns and authentic techniques. The finished costumes are worn by guides and volunteers on our Victorian street, Kirkgate. In this blog entry, volunteers Joanna Rowling and Nikita Lund share their experiences. Nikita: I am a costume student from …

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Tempest Anderson’s Photographs – by Rebecca Hall, Science Team Volunteer

With the digitisation process well underway, York Museums Trust Natural Sciences volunteer Rebecca Hall takes a look at some of the treasures from the Tempest Anderson photographic collection. Tempest Anderson, an amateur volcanologist, donated his entire collection of photographic slides to the Yorkshire Museum upon his death in 1913. For many years he chased volcanic eruptions …

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Bringing Tempest Anderson to Life – by Rebecca Hall, Science Team Volunteer

York Museums Trust volunteers Rebecca Hall and Barbara Boize have been working with our digitisation officer Chris Streek to digitise the vast collection of Tempest Anderson’s photographic slides. In this blog entry, Rebecca gives an overview of this painstaking process. Tempest Anderson was an amateur volcanologist and photographer from York who travelled across the …

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Bowl and Chain: Slavery in Roman Yorkshire – by Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology

Emily Tilley, Collections Facilitator for Roman Archaeology, is currently working on the ‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman Research Project, collaborating with curators, experts, researchers, volunteers, and enthusiasts to look at York Museums Trust’s Roman collections in new ways. As part of the ‘Old Collections, New Questions’ Roman Research Project I am carrying out an …

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Tempest Anderson: The Man Behind the Camera – by Rebecca Hall, Science Team Volunteer

York Museums Trust volunteer Rebecca Hall is spending three months with the Yorkshire Museum Science Team. She is involved with digitising the Tempest Anderson collection of photographs – here’s the first in a series of blogs on Rebecca’s experience. Tempest Anderson was born in York in 1846, the son of a successful doctor with a …

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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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