Rare jigsaw of Europe to feature in exhibition about Broken Relationships at York Castle Museum.

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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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Take Part in the World’s Biggest Birdwatch!

23 January 2019 Join us to spot the wonderful birdlife of York Museum Gardens Treecreepers, nuthatches and Britain’s smallest bird – the goldcrest – are just some of the birds you could spot at this year’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) Big Garden Bird Watch at York Museum Gardens. Curators and the gardens team …

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Visit York Museums Trust sites for Free This York Residents Festival

23 January 2019 Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend. As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …

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Come and Enjoy Dance in an Exhibition of Sound

22 January 2019 Dancers will showcase unique performances and offer families the chance to join special workshops in response to Kaiser Chief’s major new exhibition at York Art Gallery in February. York Dance Space will be performing throughout the day on February 23 and 24 in the exhibition When All Is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York …

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York Museums Trust Granted Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding

13 December 2018 York Museums Trust have been given Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding to support and strengthen their Contemporary Studio Ceramics Subject Specialist Network. The £78,025 funding will enable the Ceramics Subject Specialist Network (SSN) to carry out new activity that will benefit curators of public collections in growing knowledge and skills. The SSN was established in 2012 …

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Free Entry to York Art Gallery with a National Lottery Ticket

4 December 2018 From 8-9 December 2018, York Art Gallery are opening their doors for free to National Lottery players. The gallery is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. The idea is simple: any visitor who …

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York’s Hospitium Crowned Yorkshire Wedding Venue of the Year

22 November 2018 A York wedding venue has been named the best in Yorkshire at the award ceremony of The English Wedding Awards 2018. Members of the York Venues team joined 200 wedding professionals at the ceremony on Wednesday (Nov 21) at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. They were one of a number of prestigious venues in the county shortlisted …

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Award-Winning Victorian Christmas Now Open at York Castle Museum

20 November 2018 Step back in time to Victorian York and experience the magic of Christmas past at York Castle Museum. Take a stroll along the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street, Kirkgate, dressed for Christmas with draping evergreen garlands and a glowing Christmas tree. Meet our Victorian residents and admire the shop displays to discover Victorian …

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Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan Travelling the UK in 2019

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, a much-loved work from the National Gallery’s Collection, is travelling the UK in 2019. The three venues for the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019 are Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; York Art Gallery; and Auckland Castle, part of The Auckland Project, County Durham. Over a period of one year the …

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Flags Marking End of First World War Rediscovered 100 Years on

6 November 2018 Five flags flown in York to mark the end of the First World War have been rediscovered 100 years after the end of the conflict. David Harding’s Great Grandfather and Grandfather displayed a series of flags outside their family drapery shop, G.W Harding, on High Ousegate and Coppergate in the city on November 11 1918. …

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