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

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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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Prehistoric Reptile Pregnant with Octuplets on Display in Yorkshire Museum’s New Jurassic Exhibition

5 April 2018 Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs. The new specimen was studied by palaeontologists Mike Boyd and Dean Lomax from The University of Manchester. It was collected around 2010 from near Whitby, North Yorkshire and is from …

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Rising star working on latest Jurassic World film to attend the opening of the new ‘Yorkshire’s Jurassic World’ exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum

21 March 2018 A rising star of the film industry currently working on the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film is set to attend the opening of a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum later this month. Umar Hussain has worked on some of the biggest Disney films of recent years, including Star Wars: The Last …

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York Museums Trust announce the winners of the local schools competition

14 March 2018 York Museums Trust have selected the winners from the schools competition offering the opportunity to ask Sir David Attenborough three questions based on the natural world. In January, York Museums Trust announced that Sir David Attenborough would be officially opening the brand new major exhibition, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World at the Yorkshire Museum on …

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York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum Open As Normal

1 March 2018 York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are all open normal hours this week. The Artists Garden and the Edible Wood behind York Art Gallery are closed until further notice due to the weather conditions. Visitors are asked to plan their journey ahead as there is heavy snow and high winds …

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New Exhibition to open 4 May 2018 Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Friends of York Art Gallery

22 February 2018 The Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) will mark their 70th anniversary with an exhibition of some favourite works this spring. Since it was founded in 1948, the charity has pledged more than £600,000 which has aided the purchase of over 150 works for the gallery’s collections, including pieces by Albert Moore, David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth …

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Discover the Dramatic Lost Landscapes and Giants of Jurassic Yorkshire in a Major New Exhibition Opening at the Yorkshire Museum on 24 March 2018

8 February 2018 Step foot into the dramatic lost landscapes of Jurassic Yorkshire and discover the giants which lived there in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum. Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will combine internationally significant collections with the latest technology to transport visitors back to the deep seas, tropical reefs and dinosaur country which made …

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