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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

DATE: 3 December 2020 A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women …

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New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery

DATE: 20 November 2020 Artworks acquired from Derbyshire School Library Service             Four new works of art – including one by influential British artist Prunella Clough (1919-1999) – have recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. These paintings, by twentieth-century artists Clough, Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), Marion Grace Hocken (1922-1987) and Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992), were acquired following a successful application to …

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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

DATE: 16 November 2020 A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further …

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York Museums Trust has now completed its redundancy process.

DATE: 10 November 2020 York Museums Trust has now completed its redundancy process. This has followed a collective consultation that concluded on 30 September, in which we have listened, responded and acted on staff and trade unions’ comments and feedback to absorb the reductions and create a new structure for the charity. It will see the Trust’s …

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Major Digital Arts Exhibition Human Nature to run until May 9 2021

DATE: 6 November 2020 A major exhibition of digital art which forms the centrepiece of York Mediale 2020 will now run until May 2021.   Human Nature opened at York Art Gallery on October 21 and was due to close on January 24 2021 but new national COVID-19 restrictions have meant the exhibition closed on Thursday (November 4) for at least a month.    …

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A statement addressing new national restrictions

DATE: 2 November 2020 A statement from York Museums Trust: “In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation …

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York Museums Trust receive £850,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund

DATE: 12 October 2020 York Museums Trust have received £850,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help the charity survive the next six months. The Trust was one of more than 1,300 cultural and creative organisations across the country who found out on Monday (October 12) that they had been successful in applying to the scheme which was …

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York Art Gallery and Kaiser Chiefs win national award

DATE: 23 September 2020 Exhibition wins Museums + Heritage Award for Partnership of the Year York Art Gallery’s collaboration with indie rock band band Kaiser Chiefs won a prestigious national award last night (Tuesday September 22) at a virtual ceremony. The exhibition When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery won the Partnership of …

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Good Organisation Twitter Takeover

DATE: 10 August 2020 Good Organisation Twitter Takeover     Good Organisation will be taking over our social media feeds on Thursday 13th August to highlight how they use history and heritage to engage with socially disadvantaged people across York. Under normal circumstances, the city attracts over 7.3 million visitors each year, contributing in excess of £600 million to the local …

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An important statement from York Museums Trust

DATE: 28 July 2020 The significant financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on York Museums Trust means that we will be entering into consultations with staff, which may regrettably lead to some redundancies. York Museums Trust’s survival depends on reduction in costs to offset huge losses in income. Over 70% of York Museums Trust’s income comes …

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