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#CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards

DATE: 2 July 2021 York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards last night (July 1).  The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, received the award in the Best Use of Social media category, with the Black Country Living Museum winning the …

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York Museums Trust invitation to tenders

DATE: 28 June 2021 York Museums Trust is inviting tenders to help evaluate and analyse visitor data to help us better understand our audiences and to inform our future plans as an audience focused organisation. For more details please click here.

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York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle shortlisted for two national awards.

DATE: 4th June York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted for two national awards. The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, has been named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards. The winner will be announced this November. The nomination …

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Celebrate Summer at York Museum Gardens

DATE: 2nd June 2021 Food, drink and music as the sun sets in one of York’s most beautiful locations  June 18-19, 6:30pm-10pm. Celebrate midsummer with friends, food, drink and music in the beautiful surroundings of York Museums Gardens. To mark midsummer, York Museums Trust is offering a unique opportunity to watch the sun set …

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This national lottery open week, we’re saying #thankstoyou with free Grayson Perry entry

DATE 25th May 9-11 June: Free Entry for National Lottery Players to the exhibition, Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years Every week National Lottery players raise £30 million for good cause projects, like ours. That’s why we’re pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players …

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Come and explore York Castle Museum with the experts!

DATE 12th May A new programme of guided tours, from May 19 2021 York Castle Museum reopens next week (Wednesday May 19) with an exciting range of guided tours which will offer a new perspective on some of the museum’s most famous displays and collections. From the world-famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, to the infamous prison cells, the …

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York Castle Museum in search of most memorable COVID-19 objects

DATE: 12th May 2021 Help York Castle Museum decide which key objects should be taken into the permanent collection to mark the COVID-19 pandemic. York Castle Museum is asking the public to help determine which objects and memories it should collect to represent the COVID-19 pandemic in its collections. Through online surveys and polls, five of …

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Famous Portrait of King Richard III to go on Display at the Yorkshire Museum

Date: 6th May 2021 World-famous portrait is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery    Friday 9th July – Sunday 31st October 2021    Iconic Richard III portrait to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum on loan from the National Portrait Gallery The exhibition will showcase the portrait alongside one of the finest groups of objects associated with …

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York Museums Trust statement in support of The Rowntree Society

DATE: 15th April 2021 Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We welcome The Rowntree Society’s ongoing research into the complex issues surrounding the Rowntree company’s participation in colonialism and racialised exploitative working practices. “By making this a priority, it aligns with our own need to rigorously examine the stories we tell …

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New display at York Art Gallery – ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’

DATE: 14 April 2021 A new display featuring rarely seen Japanese Ukiyo-e prints alongside much-loved paintings from our collection will go on show in a new Spotlight Series celebrating the reopening of York Art Gallery next month. ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’ will feature prints by prominent Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, along …

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