Teapot to Mark Reunion of Long Lost Siblings Features in Exhibition of Broken Relationships

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Tea-United: Teapot to Mark Reunion of Long Lost Siblings Features in Exhibition of Broken Relationships

22 March 2019 A can of love incense that “doesn’t work”, a torn wedding dress from a failed marriage and a York teapot bought for a reunion of a long lost brother and sister are included in a brand new exhibition at York Castle Museum. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European …

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Culture Café: Building Bridges on Brexit, One Brew at a Time

19 March 2019 We’re sorry to say this event has now been cancelled. Do you think the European Union is a tired teabag ready for the bin or a perfectly blended cup of the good stuff? Either way, York Castle Museum would like to invite you to join us in our Brexit Café next month to …

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New Café to Open at York Art Gallery

11 March 2019 The owners of a highly regarded restaurant and café in Helmsley will bring their unique blend of freshly prepared food and great coffee to York Art Gallery next month. ‘Sketch’ at York Art Gallery is the latest venture by Maria Rodriguez and Philip Veal who established Origin in 2017 to rave reviews. The café will …

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New Chair of Trustees Appointed at York Museums Trust

21 February 2019 An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT). James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014. A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …

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Future Greats: Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

19 February 2019 The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with 18 shortlisted artists whose works explore themes of disconnection in today’s world, inviting audiences to discover and engage with new ideas. The 2019 edition (8 March – 14 July, York Art Gallery) covers a range of themes from technology, urbanisation and digitisation to population growth and ecological destruction and climate change. The …

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Teenage Art School – Special Guests Announced

18 February York Art Gallery’s Teenage Art School will be receiving a visit from some very special guests. Members of Kaiser Chiefs will be visiting on the final day (March 1) of the 4-day course to see the work that has been produced and discuss how the artwork took its inspiration from exhibition, ‘When All is …

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RIBA Stage One Design Team Announced For York Castle Museum Major Redevelopment

18 February 2019 York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum. The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign. The proposed …

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New Work Which Explores War, Memory and Loss Acquired by York Art Gallery

11 February 2019 A thought-provoking work by highly regarded Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami has recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. British, American Scarecrow (2017) – which featured in the Gallery’s exhibition The Sea is the Limit exhibition last summer – depicts a scarecrow draped in the colours of Britain and the United States against a backdrop of destruction …

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‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin – Schools Challenge

30 January 2019 York school pupils are invited to take inspiration from ‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) to create their own works of art with the winning works to go on display at York Art Gallery. As part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, this nationally significant and celebrated painting will go on display …

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Rare Jigsaw of Europe to Feature in Exhibition About Broken Relationships

29 January 2019 One of the first jigsaws ever made which divides Europe along its borders will feature in a new exhibition on Broken Relationships at York Castle Museum this March. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, the museum brings a collection of stories and symbolic possessions to York from the …

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