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York Art Gallery reopens for Yorkshire Day

Gallery trials new way of opening following impact of COVID-19 York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1. The charity York Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, hope that by removing admission charges there will be a higher number and increased diversity of visitors who will …

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York Museums Trust appoint two new Trustees

A Principal Curator of the Natural History Museum and a former Director from Arts Council England have been appointed as new members of the York Museums Trust board of Trustees. Miranda Lowe is a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum where she has worked for 30 …

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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror. Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the U.K.  …

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Museum Gardens at Home

Help create a home grown flower display Sow seeds this spring and take part in a project to create a colourful community flower display in York Museum Gardens planned for this summer. York Museums Trust are encouraging people to plant any flower seeds they have and to share their experiences, tips and results through social …

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Help Create Yorkshire’s Largest COVID-19 Time Capsule

Record your memories, experiences and reactions to life in lockdown! The highs, the lows, the memorable and the mundane – York Castle Museum is inviting people to contribute to Yorkshire’s largest time capsule to document their thoughts on living through a pandemic for future generations. The museum, which holds one of the most significant collections …

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Scary mermaids, cursed toys and mummified cats… Curator battle started by Yorkshire Museum goes global in bid to find creepiest objects

Some of the creepiest objects you will ever see have been submitted by museums and museum visitors from around the world after a Yorkshire Museum’s Tweet went viral. Since it has been closed because of COVID-19, the Yorkshire Museum in York has launched a weekly #curatorbattle to challenge museums and visitors to put forward …

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Get ready to roll… Create your own colourful pace eggs this Easter with a free activity pack

Learn how to create your own colourful pace eggs and get ready to roll this Easter as York Museums Trust invites you to take part in a Yorkshire tradition dating back hundreds of years. Pace eggs are hard boiled eggs dyed in a variety of natural colours which form the basis of a number of …

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All YMT attractions are currently closed in line with the Government advice on Coronavirus.

During the coronavirus crisis, York Museums Trust is continuing to follow government advice and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors are of the utmost importance. In line with the latest guidelines, from tomorrow, 18th March 2020, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum will be closed until further notice. …

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Future Greats: Aesthetica Art Prize 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with 18 shortlisted artists who make sense of our changing world, responding to digital identities and global constructs. The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The annual prize, now in its 13th year, provides a platform for both established and emerging practitioners …

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