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Artist Michaela Yearwood-Dan to show new works in York

York Art Gallery’s ‘Monet in York’ celebrates the National Gallery’s National Treasures Exhibition with an exclusive commission entitled ‘Una Sinfonia’ by acclaimed contemporary artist, Michaela Yearwood-Dan. To celebrate the forthcoming arrival of Claude Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond (1899) as the central feature of a major exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the …

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York Museums Trust’s third Heritage Hunters project concludes with celebration at York Explore’s Acomb Library

DATE: 30 April 2024 Launch event will be hosted on Tuesday, 21 May from 3:30pm at York Explore’s Acomb Library York Museums Trust is delighted to have successfully completed a third Heritage Hunters project, in partnership with York Explore, residents of Acomb and Westfield, artists and local heritage groups. From the remarkable story of early nineteenth century …

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Christmas at York Castle Museum 2023!

Date: 30 November 2023   Christmas at York Castle Museum 2023!   The Victorian Kirkgate and Period Rooms reopen with a fanfare to celebrate Christmas 2023 with a magical yuletide experience at York Castle Museum. With activities for all ages, there’s something to get everyone into the festive spirit. Included in general admission 8 December 2023 – 7 January 2024 Wander through our …

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New Exhibition ‘Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue’, opening this October.

Date: 5 October 2023 A British Museum touring exhibition ‘Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue’ to open at York Art Gallery this October as part of a new Season of Drawing. Visitors will be able to discover some of the most compelling up-and-coming names in the field of contemporary drawing, displayed alongside works by celebrated artists within …

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£1.4m museum funding support announced for the North of England

We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England will be continuing its vital support for museums in the North of England from 2024 through the creation of Museum Development North, which will be managed by a new partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museums Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. & …

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York Castle Museum Partial Closure

We have received confirmation that the north side of York Castle Museum, which houses Kirkgate, the Period Rooms and Shaping the Body has RAAC in the roofing. In line with government guidelines the building will remain closed until we have undertaken the necessary specialist inspections. The rest of York Castle Museum, including the Prison Cells, …

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The Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK on 8 & 9 July 2023!

DATE: 15 June 2023 On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023 the Romans will once again take over York Museum Gardens with a living history encampment demonstrating the Roman way of life. The Roman Festival is a family friendly and free event for everyone to enjoy! Explore the day-to-day lives of citizens and centurions through living history demonstrations, expert …

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York Museums Trust completes its second Heritage Hunters project!

DATE: 6 June 2023 York Museums Trust is proud to have successfully concluded our second Heritage Hunters project, in partnership with York Explore, the Groves Association, We Are the Groves, and York St John University. York is famous for Romans, Viking, Medieval architecture, Georgian streets and Victorian industries, but some parts of the city have been overlooked. …

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New display ‘Mary Anning Rocks’ to open at the Yorkshire Museum in July!

DATE: 5 June 2023 Uncover the story of unsung hero and fossil hunter, Mary Anning, through a new family friendly display at the Yorkshire Museum. ‘Mary Anning Rocks’, an exciting new display celebrating the inspiring story of the renowned palaeontologist, is set to open on 14 July 2023 at the Yorkshire Museum! Best known for discovering Jurassic marine fossils …

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New exhibition ‘Bloom’ to open at York Art Gallery this June

DATE: 30 May 2023 Exploring the importance of nature for enjoyment, creativity and wellbeing. Flowers, plant life and gardens have fascinated and inspired generations of artists. York Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition ‘Bloom’ will bring together more than 100 botanical artworks from its collection, alongside key loans, to explore the importance of nature and green spaces for enjoyment, …

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