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Planting Starts for York Mediale Environmental Project

The life of pollinating insects will be the theme for an installation for York Mediale, which runs from 27 September to 6 October 2018, and work started this weekend on the first stage of the project: a timber plant pavilion, which will grow, bloom and entice insects to the unique attraction. The Pollinarium is a project by Loop. …

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Landmark exhibition ‘Strata-Rock-Dust-Stars’ Will Open At York Art Gallery This September

A landmark exhibition featuring art by internationally known artists will open at York Art Gallery this September as part of the first York Mediale. Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars, which showcases ground-breaking moving image, new media and interactive artwork, is inspired by William Smith’s geological map of 1815, which was key in the development of Geology …

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‘The BFG In Pictures’ To Go On Display At York Art Gallery

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG. The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including rarely seen unpublished illustrations of The BFG. These illustrations were included in first designs but then, after consultation with Dahl, were not used …

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The York Helmet Back On Show At the Yorkshire Museum

One of York’s greatest treasures has returned to the city midway through a national tour which has already seen it viewed by more than 50,000 people. The York Helmet, the best surviving Anglian Helmet in Europe, has been on display at Nottingham Lakeside Arts and The Atkinson, Southport, as part of the Yorkshire Museum and …

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York Museums Trust Want To Hear From You About the Future of York Castle Museum

The York Castle Project What would you like to put in a York Castle Museum of the future? What stories should it tell, what should you experience and how should it make you feel? These are some of the questions York Museums Trust are inviting people to answer and help shape the future of York …

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YMT Card Holders Invited to Private View of New Exhibition

YMT Card holders and a guest of their choosing can attend an exclusive viewing of A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes on Friday 13 July. From 5.30pm – 7pm, they can see a prized private collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes chosen for their beauty, innovation and artistry. At 6pm, they can hear some interesting facts about …

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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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