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Events - 28 Mar 19

Early Year Explorers – Shops – Thu 28 Mar 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities.

Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play.

Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

At this Shops session, play in the shop role play area, be the shop keeper or do the shopping and find the shops on Kirkgate.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Lunchtime Talk: Art as a Mechanism – Thu 28 Mar 2019

Two women sat crossed-legged either side of a table. The table is outdoors in front of some vegetation.

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Kate Simpson, Assistant Editor at Aesthetica, leads an engaging tour around the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, identifying key themes and techniques present in the 2019 shortlisted works.

The talk will emphasise how contemporary art is being used as a mechanism to understand the world around us, stimulating and encouraging debate alongside asking key questions about the current state of play.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Curator’s Choice – Thu 28 Mar 2019

A woman placing her white-gloved hands on two mannequins. The mannequins are wearing old-fashioned women's clothing.

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join us as our curators share their research about objects from the extensive York Castle Museum collections, revealing ‘stories from our stores’ – some familiar, some untold, and some unexpected.

This talk lasts around 20 minutes and is followed by an opportunity for questions.

It’s free with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 28 Mar 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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