A Sign of Hope in York Museum Gardens to bring small moments of positivity to visitors this winter lockdown.  

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Signs of Hope – York Museums Trust aims to bring small moments of positivity to people visiting York Museum Gardens

A Sign of Hope has been placed in York Museum Gardens as part of a campaign to bring small moments of positivity to visitors this winter lockdown.   The sign will display humorous, beautiful or positive comments, thoughts and quotes to help brighten the days of visitors, with the hope that people will send their own …

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York Museums Trust win national award for #CuratorBattle

DATE: January 21 2021 York Museums Trust’s #CuratorBattle campaign has won a national marketing award from the world’s largest PR Professional Body. The online “battles” from the Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter account invite other museums to share objects under a given theme,  and have generated millions of engagements and news coverage around the world. The …

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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women based in …

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New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery

Artworks acquired from Derbyshire School Library Service             Four new works of art – including one by influential British artist Prunella Clough (1919-1999) – have recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. These paintings, by twentieth-century artists Clough, Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), Marion Grace Hocken (1922-1987) and Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992), were acquired following a successful application to the Derbyshire …

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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further expertise from …

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York Museums Trust has now completed its redundancy process.

York Museums Trust has now completed its redundancy process. This has followed a collective consultation that concluded on 30 September, in which we have listened, responded and acted on staff and trade unions’ comments and feedback to absorb the reductions and create a new structure for the charity. It will see the Trust’s workforce reduce,  …

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Major Digital Arts Exhibition Human Nature to run until May 9 2021

A major exhibition of digital art which forms the centrepiece of York Mediale 2020 will now run until May 2021.   Human Nature opened at York Art Gallery on October 21 and was due to close on January 24 2021 but new national COVID-19 restrictions have meant the exhibition closed on Thursday (November 4) for at least a month.  However, due to …

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A statement addressing new national restrictions

A statement from York Museums Trust: “In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation in the …

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York Museums Trust receive £850,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund

York Museums Trust have received £850,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help the charity survive the next six months. The Trust was one of more than 1,300 cultural and creative organisations across the country who found out on Monday (October 12) that they had been successful in applying to the scheme which was funded by …

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York Art Gallery and Kaiser Chiefs win national award

Exhibition wins Museums + Heritage Award for Partnership of the Year York Art Gallery’s collaboration with indie rock band band Kaiser Chiefs won a prestigious national award last night (Tuesday September 22) at a virtual ceremony. The exhibition When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery won the Partnership of the Year …

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