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Queering the Burton Gallery

DATE: 2 February 2022 York Art Gallery partners with LGBT Forum to re-display the permanent collection from a LGBTQIA+ perspective Launching Wednesday 2 February 2022 York Art Gallery and the York LGBT Forum have been working to queer the Burton Gallery by telling the stories and sharing the perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) …

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York Museums Trust’s #CuratorBattle shortlisted in the ‘Being Social’ category at this years’ Digital Culture Awards

DATE: 20 December 2021 York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted in the ‘Being Social’ category at this years’ Digital Culture Awards, brought to you by Art Council England and the Digital Culture Network. The winner will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony which will take place on 20 January 2022. #CuratorBattle was created in March 2020 …

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Staff health and wellbeing shown to be at the heart of York Museums Trust. All staff to benefit from a week’s holiday in early January and encouraged to rest and recuperate

DATE: 13 December 2021 In support of the health and wellbeing of its staff, York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022. Like many cultural institutions and charities, York Museums Trust has had a challenging 18 months surviving the pandemic. Staff have worked hard, dealing …

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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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