Members of Kaiser Chiefs to attend the final day of York Art Gallery's Teenage Art School.

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Teenage Art School – Special Guests Announced

18 February York Art Gallery’s Teenage Art School will be receiving a visit from some very special guests. Members of the Kaiser Chiefs, will be visiting on the final day (March 1) of the 4-day course to see the work that has been produced and discuss how the artwork took its inspiration from exhibition, When All …

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RIBA Stage One Design Team Announced For York Castle Museum Major Redevelopment

18 February 2019 York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum. The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign. The proposed …

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New Work Which Explores War, Memory and Loss Acquired by York Art Gallery

11 February 2019 A thought-provoking work by highly regarded Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami has recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. British, American Scarecrow (2017) – which featured in the Gallery’s exhibition The Sea is the Limit exhibition last summer – depicts a scarecrow draped in the colours of Britain and the United States against a backdrop of destruction …

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‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin – Schools Challenge

30 January 2019 York school pupils are invited to take inspiration from ‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) to create their own works of art with the winning works to go on display at York Art Gallery. As part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, this nationally significant and celebrated painting will go on display …

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Rare Jigsaw of Europe to Feature in Exhibition About Broken Relationships

29 January 2019 One of the first jigsaws ever made which divides Europe along its borders will feature in a new exhibition on Broken Relationships at York Castle Museum this March. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, the museum brings a collection of stories and symbolic possessions to York from the …

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Take Part in the World’s Biggest Birdwatch!

23 January 2019 Join us to spot the wonderful birdlife of York Museum Gardens Treecreepers, nuthatches and Britain’s smallest bird – the goldcrest – are just some of the birds you could spot at this year’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) Big Garden Bird Watch at York Museum Gardens. Curators and the gardens team …

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Visit York Museums Trust sites for Free This York Residents Festival

23 January 2019 Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend. As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …

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Come and Enjoy Dance in an Exhibition of Sound

22 January 2019 Dancers will showcase unique performances and offer families the chance to join special workshops in response to Kaiser Chief’s major new exhibition at York Art Gallery next month. York Dance Space will be performing throughout the day on February 23 and 24 in the exhibition When All Is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York …

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York Museums Trust Granted Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding

13 December 2018 York Museums Trust have been given Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding to support and strengthen their Contemporary Studio Ceramics Subject Specialist Network. The £78,025 funding will enable the Ceramics Subject Specialist Network (SSN) to carry out new activity that will benefit curators of public collections in growing knowledge and skills. The SSN was established in 2012 …

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Free Entry to York Art Gallery with a National Lottery Ticket

4 December 2018 From 8-9 December 2018, York Art Gallery are opening their doors for free to National Lottery players. The gallery is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. The idea is simple: any visitor who …

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