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York Castle Museum partners with York City of Sanctuary and Clifton Green Primary School to welcome Ukrainian refugee families to York

A collage of beautiful postcards, created by students from Clifton Green Primary School, is now display at the entrance of York Castle Museum to welcome Ukrainian refugee families to York. Six designs have been printed professionally as postcards and will be handed out as part of partnership between Clifton Green Primary School and York City …

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Eye-catching installation on York Art Gallery ‘interrupts the familiar’

A striking artwork has transformed the front of York Art Gallery as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2022 exhibition. Portico by Steve Messam is one of the shortlisted works displayed at York Art Gallery from Friday 24 June. The temporary, eye-catching installation, exploits colour and scale, creating a moment of interruption in the familiar. Steve Messam …

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York Art Gallery gifted new painting by Dame Laura Knight, thanks to the Friends of York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery has acquired a new artwork by notable British artist Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of York Art Gallery. The oil painting ‘Early Morning in a Gypsy Camp’, 1953, is now on public display in the Burton Gallery as part of the permanent collection. Throughout her …

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York Museums Trust announce first Pop Up Plant Shop in Museum Gardens

DATE: 11 May 2022   The first York Museum Gardens Pop Up Plant Shop will take place on Saturday 21st May. Just in time for planting season, a range of plants grown from cuttings and seed, as well as surplus plants from the Gardens will be available to buy.   The Pop Up Plant Shop will focus …

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Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK!

DATE: 10 May 2022 The Legions of Rome set to take over York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June 2022 York Museums Trust is excited to announce that the much loved Eboracum Roman Festival will be returning this summer! The Legions of Rome are set to take over the historic York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June, and promises to …

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Colourful tulips light up York Museum Gardens thanks to donation by First York employees

DATE: 26 April 2022 Over 30 varieties of colourful tulips are blooming in York Museum Gardens, thanks to the generous donation of £3000 that was made by the Rider York Sports and Social Club last year. Members of the club, who work for bus operator First York, helped plant the bulbs in November 2021. Steve Williams, Gardens Manager at York …

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‘This is England’ ceramic Charger to go on display at York Art Gallery

DATE: 31 March 2022 The slipware pottery raised thousands in prize draw for FareShare, the charity championed by footballer Marcus Rashford. York Museums Trust is thrilled to announce the donation of the ‘This is England’ ceramic Charger to our collection. The slipware pottery will go on display in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art …

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Build your dream castle in the York Castle Museum BRICKLIVE play pit this Easter!

DATE: 15 March 2022 Dive into a brick play pit at York Castle Museum this Easter and build your dream castle!  York Castle Museum are thrilled to have partnered with world renowned BRICKLIVE to offer an exciting, playful and immersive event, suitable for the whole family! Visitors will have the chance to join in the fun in …

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New community exhibition in partnership with HERSTORY.YORK to open at York Castle Museum

DATE: 28 February 2022 HERSTORY.YORK 100 Women Changemakers Opens 9 March 2022 York Museums Trust are excited to be partnering with community history project, HERSTORY.YORK (herstoryyork.org.uk), to bring a new exhibition to York Castle Museum. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and York Rotary, the exhibition will open during York International Women’s Week. It …

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York Museums Trust announces move of CEO Reyahn King to a new post at National Trust for Scotland

DATE: 24 FEBRURY York Museums Trust are today (24 February) announcing that Reyahn King will step down as Chief Executive Officer in summer to take up the position of Director of Heritage Properties at the National Trust for Scotland. Reyahn King joined York Museums Trust in September 2015, taking over the leadership of the independent charity which cares …

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