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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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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

DATE: 3 December 2020 A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women …

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New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery

DATE: 20 November 2020 Artworks acquired from Derbyshire School Library Service             Four new works of art – including one by influential British artist Prunella Clough (1919-1999) – have recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. These paintings, by twentieth-century artists Clough, Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), Marion Grace Hocken (1922-1987) and Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992), were acquired following a successful application to …

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