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Black History Month : Rethinking our Collections at York Castle Museum.

Return here in October 2021 when we will be uploading a new blog in celebration of Black History Month.

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The Illustrious History of the Female Art Collector

The Illustrious History of the Female Art Collector

Introducing the new Patricia Barnes Collection Blog by Grace England, York Art Gallery’s MA scholar Gender diversity within the museum world is a controversial topic within the 21st Century. It remains the case that within the vast National Gallery collection, spanning over 2,300 paintings from the thirteenth to the early 20th Century, there are still …

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To celebrate Refugee Week, Refugee Action York are taking over York Castle Museum Twitter

To celebrate Refugee Week, Refugee Action York (RAY) are taking over our Twitter feed to tell us about their work and share artwork created by people seeking sanctuary during the Covid-19 pandemic.   RAY works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from within and around the City of York.  We provide a safe meeting point where …

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Accession ledgers by Mairi and Jade, Visitor Experience Team

Hi, we’re Mairi and Jade, and we’re Visitor Experience Team Members at York Castle Museum. You can normally find us on site carrying out guided tours or welcoming visitors at front desk. However, due to the current lockdown we’ve been working from home since January on a project to transcribe the museum’ …

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York Carers Centre Twitter Takeover

On Thursday 13th May, York Carers Centre will be taking over York Castle Museum’s Twitter account to highlight their work in the city and to share our collections that illustrate their young people’s skills.     David, who is a student social worker, is currently doing a placement at York Carers Centre.  He has written …

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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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