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York Museums Trust partner with award-winning House of Memories to launch new app to help those living with dementia

DATE: 24 November 2021 York Museums Trust are delighted to be partnering with House of Memories, an award-winning dementia awareness programme developed by National Museums Liverpool, to launch a new and free digital app that will help people living with dementia.   The newly created package, entitled ‘York Memories’, will help people recall memories using a variety of …

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York Art Gallery selected as finalists for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Awards 2022

DATE: 23rd November 2021 York Art Gallery are delighted to have been selected as finalists for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Awards 2022. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on 3 March 2022 at York Racecourse, hosted by York Mix Radio presenters Ben Fry and Laura Castle. The Visit York Tourism …

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York Museums Trust invites York’s Hull Road residents to delve into the past in new community research project

New research project, ‘Heritage Hunters’, will look back in time and find out about the people who have previously lived in the area To register your interest, please fill in this form  York Museums Trust are excited to be working with residents from York’s Hull Road in a new community project involving research into …

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First York employees help fund next year’s colourful Spring flowers in York Museum Gardens

A range of plants, including over 30 varieties of tulips, to be planted in York Museum Gardens following the donation York Museums Trust are delighted to have received a generous donation of £3000 from the Rider York Sports and Social Club, whose members work for bus operator First York. The funds have helped purchase more than 7000 bulbs …

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A Kirkgate Christmas Tale at York Castle Museum

DATE: 11th November 2021 Step foot into a Christmas tale at York Castle Museum this winter and rediscover all the magic of the season! Our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, has been transformed into a glistening snow-covered ‘stage’ where spectacular large-scale projections present a very special Christmas story full of festive cheer​. As the theatrical curtain rises, …

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W.A. Ismay’s remarkable ceramics collection to go on display in new exhibition at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art

DATE: 28th October 2021 The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony  W.A. Ismay’s remarkable post-war ceramics collection to go on display in new exhibition at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art Opens 30 October 2021 Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910 – 2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery, in a …

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Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum

DATE: 13th October 2021 1,800-year-old hoard, including a bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, secured thanks to generous support of Richard Beleson, other individual donors, Art Fund and David Aaron Ltd A ‘truly exceptional’ 1,800-year-old Roman hoard, which includes a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has been acquired by the Yorkshire Museum. The 13cm …

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Come and play this half term in York Museum Gardens!

DATE: 6th October 2021 A chance to play and tell us what you would like to see for children and families in the Gardens in the future   York Museums Trust invites you to explore, play and let your imagination run wild in York Museum Gardens this half term with a series of FREE fun activities for …

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Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings – Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works

DATE: 24 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 Twenty-five recently attributed Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) landscape drawings will go on public display for the first time at York Art Gallery next month, as part of a major exhibition staged in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Nottingham Castle Trust. The beautiful drawings, lent by Her …

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Clay, Peat and Cage – UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery

DATE: 16 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 The UK premiere of a collaborative performance to camera series by Yorkshire-based artists Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis is set to open at York Art Gallery this October. The triptych ‘Clay, Peat, Cage’ (2015) explores the North Yorkshire landscape, where Montserrat and Webb-Ellis have lived for the majority of their lives, and addresses …

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