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Have your say on York Museums Trust and its future development of York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust would like to hear your thoughts on the charity and its ambitious plans to transform York Castle Museum. The fundraising team have created a survey to gather information on the perceptions of York Museums Trust, its venues and collections, as well as York Castle Museum’s Capital Project and the ways the …

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Sounds Like Her – A new exhibition exploring Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures

  Women artists including Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce OBE RA and Christine Sun Kim explore sound as a medium and subject matter through immersive installation, painting, print, drawing and video Curated by Christine Eyene, with New Art Exchange, and featuring artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, the exhibition broadens existing approaches to sound art The exhibition …

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UK premiere for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

A new immersive experience is set to make its UK debut this summer in York city centre following successful runs in Brussels and Naples. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will open in York St Mary’s on Castlegate on 5 July, enabling visitors to step inside the paintings, world and mind of the 19th century impressionist …

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The Romans Return to March on York!

The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient City of York for the annual Eboracum Roman Festival with events taking place from May 31- June 2. From 1 – 2 June, Roman Eboracum comes to life in the historic York Museum Gardens as the Six Legions and their families set up a living history camp. Visit the many …

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New Exhibition Celebrates the Life and Work of Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor from Yorkshire

3 May 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Lyons, who died suddenly in April 2019, worked from Cawood, North Yorkshire, with this the first major exhibition of …

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Berwick Kaler Oversees the Installation of His Pantomime Dame Glitterball Dress in the Shaping the Body Exhibition

1 May 2019 One of York Theatre Royal pantomime dame Berwick Kaler’s spectacular costumes will be installed as the highlight of the re-display of York Castle Museum’s Shaping the Body exhibition. The glitterball costume was worn by Berwick in the ‘walk-down’ finale of the 2018-19 pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York, his 40th and …

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Jurassic Success! Yorkshire Museum Has Its Most Successful Year Since Formation of York Museum Trust

23 April 2019 The dinosaurs and sea monsters of Jurassic Yorkshire have helped the Yorkshire Museum have a huge 12 months – with visitor numbers the highest since York Museums Trust was formed in 2002. More than 163,000 people came to the museum between April 2018 and April 2019. This was 36% up on the previous financial year which is the second most successful …

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Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor Displays Work in Major Outdoor Exhibition

3 April 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Based in nearby Cawood, this is Lyons’ first major exhibition in York. They will be displayed in the …

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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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