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

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

The world-famous late 16th century portrait of Richard III will go on display at the Yorkshire Museum as part of a new exhibition, in summer 2020. The painting, which has become synonymous with the depiction of Richard III, is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London, and will be displayed alongside the museum’s outstanding …

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A Dickensian Christmas on Kirkgate

Every weekend, 16th November — 24th December Step foot into a story book full of Dickensian characters and surround yourself in the magic of Christmas past at York Castle Museum this festive season. Every weekend from November 16 the museum’s decorated Victorian street Kirkgate will come to life – will you spot Ebenezer Scrooge as he walks …

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Emotion in the Museum

13th – 14th March 2020 Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building University of York Keynote Speakers: Professor Laurajane Smith                 Dr Bernadette Lynch  

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Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge

Opening 23 November 2019 See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. From the 1970s onwards, artist Gillian Lowndes was at the forefront of a new style of …

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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and “lost pots” off one of Britain’s most well known artists is coming to York next summer. Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years will be showcased from 12 June – 20 September 2020 at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The touring exhibition, developed by the Holburne Museum in Bath, is …

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Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (1450-2020)

The imagination, science and sublime skill behind the creation of an iconic artwork will be the focus of a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery this October. The exhibition takes its inspiration from an important late fifteenth-century painting by the Dieric Bouts workshop, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, on loan from The …

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York’s First Photographs

A New Trail in York Museum Gardens Celebrates Victorian Visionaries 29 August- 4 November 2019 The first photographs taken in York, depicting Victorian visionaries, innovators and influencers, are on display in York Museum Gardens and Library Lawn as part of a new trail. In 1844, the greatest scientific minds in the UK gathered for the York meeting of the …

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800 year old internationally significant find returns to York for the first time in two centuries

An 800 year old Figure of Christ originally belonging to the monks of York’s St Mary’s Abbey has returned to the city for the first time in nearly two centuries. The internationally significant find survived the brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII and was rediscovered in 1826 as plans were being drawn up …

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Ideas for the Future of York Castle Museum

The exciting possibilities and the challenges of transforming York Castle Museum will be up for debate at special events in the next few days. Plans for the future of York Castle Museum are taking shape, inspired by discussions over the past two years with people who live and work in the city. In partnership with …

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York Venues shortlisted for North East Wedding Venue of the Year

We’re hosting an open day at the Hospitium on Tuesday 10th September from 5pm – 7pm  An excellent opportunity to see the Hospitium dressed for a wedding by amazing local florist Fiona Hogg and also meet our dedicated wedding team who will be on hand to discuss all aspects of your wedding day with you. …

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