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Award Winning Film, Talk and Exhibition on the Refugee Crisis

Refugee Week at York Museums Trust 18-24 June 2018 The chance to take part in a Q&A with the director of an award winning film on the children of the Calais Jungle is taking place at the Yorkshire Museum  on June 20 as part of  Refugee Week (June 18-24). Calais Children: A Case to Answer …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum June 23-24 2018 Feed a dinosaur, see a major new exhibition by a world renowned potter or delve into treasures of York Castle Museum later this month at the York Museums Trust Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum …

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New Days for the York’s Sweet Past: A taste of success – the Inspirational Mary Ann Craven

Due to unforeseen circumstances new days have been released for the Festival Ideas event: York’s Sweet Past: A Taste of Success – the inspiration Mary Ann Craven. This will now not take place on June 8 and 12. It will  run all weekdays until June 15 from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. The event enable visitors …

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New Display at the Yorkshire Museum Reveals the Hidden Women of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

14 May 2018 A new display revealing the hidden history of the women who gave their time, money and collections to a society which initially banned them from joining has been revealed at the Yorkshire Museum. Set up in 1822 as a forum to improve members’ understanding of natural sciences, the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (YPS) refused membership to …

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York Art Gallery to host Aesthetica Art Prize 2018 Exhibition from 18 May 2018

10 May 2018 Exploring the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and emotional disconnection, the artworks presented in the 2018 edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition (18 May – 30 September, York Art Gallery) call into question new modes of communication, offering reflection upon the era of post-truth, where human autonomy can be reduced to calculable, predictable patterns of behaviour. …

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New exhibition ‘The Sea is the Limit’  Officially Opened by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu at York Art Gallery

4 May 2018 The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially opened a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery last night (Thursday May 3 2018). The Sea is The Limit explores the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders and features works from contemporary artists from all over the world. Their work questions the meaning …

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York’s First Umbrella? New Display at York Castle Museum To Showcase Rare Finds

17 April 2018 An umbrella which is said to be the first brought to York will go on show later this week in a new display to mark the 80th anniversary of York Castle Museum. The museum’s accession register says that the umbrella was given to William Lockwood, who was Sheriff of York, in 1837. It was …

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International Garden Photographer of the Year Comes to York Museum Gardens for 2018

11 April 2018 Some of the finest images of plant life, gardens and green spaces in the world will go on show in York next month in a new display in York Museum Gardens. Now in its 12th year, The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious photographic competition for this genre, …

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YMT Card Holders Invited to Exclusive Private View of Two New Exhibitions at York Art Gallery This May

11 April 2018 Members and their guests are invited to join us for a free evening private view of two major new exhibitions at York Art Gallery – The Sea is the Limit and 70 Years of Giving Art on Tuesday 8 May, 6 – 8pm. The Sea is the Limit features thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing …

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Thought provoking works of art to go on display at York Art Gallery this May in exhibition ‘The Sea is the Limit’

9 April 2018 Thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders are brought together in a major new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this May. Eleven international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/ …

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