A species of creature never recorded in Britain before has been discovered in the heart of York.

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New Species for Britain Found in York Museum Gardens

A species of creature never recorded in Britain before has been discovered in the heart of York. The tiny leaf miner known as Phytomyza scotina, is normally found in Europe, from Germany to Russia. But during a survey looking for leaf miners in York Museum Gardens, expert Barry Warrington collected a number of unusual samples. …

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YMT Exclusive – Win Tickets to the VIP Launch of ‘When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery’

Exclusive Competition for YMT Card holders! WIN one of four pairs of tickets to the VIP launch of When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery We’re giving YMT Card holders who pay or agree to renew by Direct Debit the chance to WIN one of four pairs of tickets …

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Come “Speed Dating” to See Which Objects You Fall In Love With

Fall in love with an object of desire, discover the tantalising secrets of a mysterious figure from the past, or give the cold shoulder to those who don’t meet your exceptionally high standards… This September York Castle Museum wants you to come speed dating with our objects – with you choosing which stories we should …

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Kaiser Chiefs to Work With York Art Gallery on New Exhibition

‘When All is Quiet – Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery’. December 14 2018– March 10 2019. Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music this winter in a unique and experimental exhibition at York Art Gallery. Using their position as pop musicians as a starting point, Kaiser Chiefs have chosen to rethink sound as a medium, …

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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 from House of Illustration 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 …

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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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