DATE: 4th June
York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted for two national awards.
The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, has been named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards. The winner will be announced this November.
The nomination …
DATE: 2nd June 2021
Food, drink and music as the sun sets in one of York’s most beautiful locations
June 18-19, 6:30pm-10pm.
Celebrate midsummer with friends, food, drink and music in the beautiful surroundings of York Museums Gardens.
To mark midsummer, York Museums Trust is offering a unique opportunity to watch the sun set …
DATE 25th May
9-11 June: Free Entry for National Lottery Players to the exhibition, Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
Every week National Lottery players raise £30 million for good cause projects, like ours. That’s why we’re pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players …
DATE 12th May
A new programme of guided tours, from May 19 2021
York Castle Museum reopens next week (Wednesday May 19) with an exciting range of guided tours which will offer a new perspective on some of the museum’s most famous displays and collections.
From the world-famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, to the infamous prison cells, the …
DATE: 12th May 2021
Help York Castle Museum decide which key objects should be taken into the permanent collection to mark the COVID-19 pandemic.
York Castle Museum is asking the public to help determine which objects and memories it should collect to represent the COVID-19 pandemic in its collections.
Through online surveys and polls, five of …
Date: 6th May 2021
World-famous portrait is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery
Friday 9th July – Sunday 31st October 2021
Iconic Richard III portrait to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum on loan from the National Portrait Gallery
The exhibition will showcase the portrait alongside one of the finest groups of objects associated with …
DATE: 15th April 2021
Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We welcome The Rowntree Society’s ongoing research into the complex issues surrounding the Rowntree company’s participation in colonialism and racialised exploitative working practices.
“By making this a priority, it aligns with our own need to rigorously examine the stories we tell …
DATE: 14 April 2021
A new display featuring rarely seen Japanese Ukiyo-e prints alongside much-loved paintings from our collection will go on show in a new Spotlight Series celebrating the reopening of York Art Gallery next month.
‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’ will feature prints by prominent Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, along …
DATE: 13 April 2021
The chief executive of York Museums Trust has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Museums Directors’ Council (NMDC), which represents the leaders of the UK’s national collections and major museums.
Reyahn King is appointed to the Committee Executive alongside Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, who will …
DATE: April 2 2021
York Museums Trust has been awarded £423,226 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
The funding will enable the Trust to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time since March 2020, as well as helping the charity remain financially viable following losses of more than £3 million of …