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An important statement from York Museums Trust

The significant financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on York Museums Trust means that we will be entering into consultations with staff, which may regrettably lead to some redundancies. York Museums Trust’s survival depends on reduction in costs to offset huge losses in income. Over 70% of York Museums Trust’s income comes from the …

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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

Major new exhibition – 28 May – 5 September 2021 A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and “lost pots” of one of Britain’s most well known artists is coming to York next summer. Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years will be showcased from May 28 to September 5 2021 at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. The …

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York Art Gallery reopens for Yorkshire Day

Gallery trials new way of opening following impact of COVID-19 York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1. The charity York Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, hope that by removing admission charges there will be a higher number and increased diversity of visitors who will …

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York Museums Trust appoint two new Trustees

A Principal Curator of the Natural History Museum and a former Director from Arts Council England have been appointed as new members of the York Museums Trust board of Trustees. Miranda Lowe is a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum where she has worked for 30 …

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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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York Museum Gardens Reopening in June

York Museum Gardens, managed by the charity York Museums Trust,  will reopen to the public from Thursday 25 June. Initially the Gardens will reopen seven days a week from 10:30am to 6pm. The Trust are really looking forward to welcoming people back to enjoy the gardens as they come into full summer bloom. We recognise how …

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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror. Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the U.K.  …

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Museum Gardens at Home

Help create a home grown flower display Sow seeds this spring and take part in a project to create a colourful community flower display in York Museum Gardens planned for this summer. York Museums Trust are encouraging people to plant any flower seeds they have and to share their experiences, tips and results through social …

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Help Create Yorkshire’s Largest COVID-19 Time Capsule

Record your memories, experiences and reactions to life in lockdown! The highs, the lows, the memorable and the mundane – York Castle Museum is inviting people to contribute to Yorkshire’s largest time capsule to document their thoughts on living through a pandemic for future generations. The museum, which holds one of the most significant collections …

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Scary mermaids, cursed toys and mummified cats… Curator battle started by Yorkshire Museum goes global in bid to find creepiest objects

Some of the creepiest objects you will ever see have been submitted by museums and museum visitors from around the world after a Yorkshire Museum’s Tweet went viral. Since it has been closed because of COVID-19, the Yorkshire Museum in York has launched a weekly #curatorbattle to challenge museums and visitors to put forward …

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