Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum

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Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum

DATE: 13th October 2021 1,800-year-old hoard, including a bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, secured thanks to generous support of Richard Beleson, other individual donors, Art Fund and David Aaron Ltd A ‘truly exceptional’ 1,800-year-old Roman hoard, which includes a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has been acquired by the Yorkshire Museum. The 13cm …

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Come and play this half term in York Museum Gardens!

DATE: 6th October 2021 A chance to play and tell us what you would like to see for children and families in the Gardens in the future   York Museums Trust invites you to explore, play and let your imagination run wild in York Museum Gardens this half term with a series of FREE fun activities for …

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Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings – Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works

DATE: 24 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 Twenty-five recently attributed Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) landscape drawings will go on public display for the first time at York Art Gallery next month, as part of a major exhibition staged in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Nottingham Castle Trust. The beautiful drawings, lent by Her …

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Clay, Peat and Cage – UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery

DATE: 16 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 The UK premiere of a collaborative performance to camera series by Yorkshire-based artists Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis is set to open at York Art Gallery this October. The triptych ‘Clay, Peat, Cage’ (2015) explores the North Yorkshire landscape, where Montserrat and Webb-Ellis have lived for the majority of their lives, and addresses …

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Lockdown artwork by Asylum Seekers to go on show in new display opening at York Castle Museum

DATE: 16 September 2021 An exhibition in partnership with Refugee Action York   7 October – 14 November 2021  Works of art created during lockdown by asylum seekers in York are to go on show at York Castle Museum as part of an upcoming community exhibition focusing on the work of the charity Refugee Action York (RAY).   The works were painted during …

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Update on The Yorkshire Museum

DATE: 17 September 2021 We’re closing so we can bloom next Spring!   Thank you all for visiting us over the last four months, it has been fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the collections and exhibitions! With the ‘Richard III Coming Home’ exhibition ending on October 31, we have decided to close the museum over …

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Work by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst on display at York Art Gallery

DATE: 10 August 2021 A rare work by prominent British artist Damien Hirst is on display at York Art Gallery. ‘Side View of Skull’, is on loan from a private collector, and is a unique example of how Hirst combines two of his most distinctive motifs: the skull and the rows of spots. The work is on …

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A new display of The Anthony Shaw Collection entitled ‘Themes’ opens at the Centre of Ceramic Art

DATE: 2 August 2021 A new display curated by collector Anthony Shaw has opened at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), within York Art Gallery. Titled ‘Themes’, the show features an exciting display from Shaw’s collection, with the aim of encouraging visitors to view and experience ceramics and art through a new perspective. As suggested through …

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#CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards

DATE: 2 July 2021 York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards last night (July 1).  The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, received the award in the Best Use of Social media category, with the Black Country Living Museum winning the …

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York Museums Trust invitation to tenders

DATE: 28 June 2021 York Museums Trust is inviting tenders to help evaluate and analyse visitor data to help us better understand our audiences and to inform our future plans as an audience focused organisation. For more details please click here.

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