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Famous Portrait of King Richard III to go on Display at the Yorkshire Museum

Date: 6th May 2021 World-famous portrait is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery    Friday 9th July – Sunday 31st October 2021    Iconic Richard III portrait to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum on loan from the National Portrait Gallery The exhibition will showcase the portrait alongside one of the finest groups of objects associated with …

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York Museums Trust statement in support of The Rowntree Society

DATE: 15th April 2021 Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We welcome The Rowntree Society’s ongoing research into the complex issues surrounding the Rowntree company’s participation in colonialism and racialised exploitative working practices. “By making this a priority, it aligns with our own need to rigorously examine the stories we tell …

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New display at York Art Gallery – ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’

DATE: 14 April 2021 A new display featuring rarely seen Japanese Ukiyo-e prints alongside much-loved paintings from our collection will go on show in a new Spotlight Series celebrating the reopening of York Art Gallery next month. ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’ will feature prints by prominent Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, along …

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York Museums Trust CEO joins National Museums Directors’ Council Executive Committee

DATE: 13 April 2021 The chief executive of York Museums Trust has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Museums Directors’ Council (NMDC), which represents the leaders of the UK’s national collections and major museums. Reyahn King is appointed to the Committee Executive alongside Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, who will …

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York Museums Trust to receive £423,000 from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

DATE: April 2 2021 York Museums Trust has been awarded £423,226 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The funding will enable the Trust to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time since March 2020, as well as helping the charity remain financially viable following losses of more than £3 million of …

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Internationally significant ceramics donated to York Art Gallery

DATE: 24 March 2021 More than 40 ceramic works, many of international significance, have been acquired by York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The ceramics, which date from the 1970s to 2000s, were part of a larger selection of ceramics and fine art belonging to the late American collector Patricia Barnes. Working with the Barnes’ …

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Yorkshire Museum receives a lifeline grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for external restoration

DATE: 19 March 2021 The Yorkshire Museum has received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during …

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Making Invisible Women Visible – Herstory.York partners with York Museums Trust to highlight women’s lives whose stories have not been sufficiently told

DATE: 8 March 2021 The many women who have inspired and effected change throughout York’s history will be the focus of new partnership between York Museums Trust and the community history project Herstory.York (HSY). The partnership, announced ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, will see the Trust work closely with HSY, delving deep …

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Signs of Hope – York Museums Trust aims to bring small moments of positivity to people visiting York Museum Gardens

DATE: 5 February 2021 A Sign of Hope has been placed in York Museum Gardens as part of a campaign to bring small moments of positivity to visitors this winter lockdown.   The sign will display humorous, beautiful or positive comments, thoughts and quotes to help brighten the days of visitors, with the hope that people will send …

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York Museums Trust win national award for #CuratorBattle

DATE: 21 January 2021 York Museums Trust’s #CuratorBattle campaign has won a national marketing award from the world’s largest PR Professional Body. The online “battles” from the Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter account invite other museums to share objects under a given theme,  and have generated millions of engagements and news coverage around the world. The …

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