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Events - 20 Feb 19

Curator’s Choice – Wed 20 Feb 2019

Female curator holds large grey ceramic vessel overhead with Victorian roof space in background

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Curator’s Choice talk is the perfect way for you to discover more about the fantastic collections at York Art Gallery.

This event is included with your gallery admission.

For all our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 20 Feb 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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LGBT History Month talk – The Mystery of the Black Slippers – Wed 20 Feb 2019

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk is free with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Last year, curators at York Castle Museum discovered an unusual pair of shoes in the collection – dating from the end of the 19th century but made in an earlier style. Further investigation and research showed that the shoes belonged to Edith Craig, a pioneer of women’s theatre and campaigner for female suffrage, who lived in a ménage à trois with two other women throughout the first half of the 20th century.

Join our Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles Dr M Faye Prior as she unpicks the mystery of the black slippers to reveal some of the fascinating hidden histories and powerful stories from the past.

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