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Events - 6 Jun 19

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) – Thu 6 Jun 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

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

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Introductory Tour of Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud – Thu 6 Jun 2019

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. Watercolours and Drawings. York Art Gallery. New Exhibition. 29 March - 23 June 2019.

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Enjoy an introductory tour of the exhibition: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud at York Art Gallery with
Research Curator, Suzanne Fagence Cooper.

This event is included in admission to York Art Gallery. There’s no need to book.


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Spotlight Talk – A ‘World of Wonder’, Queen Charlotte’s Fan – Thu 6 Jun 2019

An historical hand held fan painted with various landscapes.

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Experience a fusion of cultures in miniature through a fan that once belonged to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

Made in 1779, the fan has Chinese ivory guards and sticks, and a paper leaf painted with scenes from Naples.

Join Dr M Faye Prior, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles, to learn more about the fan, the networks of international trade that helped create it, and the role of such souvenirs in the Grand Tour.

This event is included in York Castle Museum admission and is part of the York Festival of Ideas. There’s no need to book.

York Festival of Ideas

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 6 Jun 2019

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

Date: Thursday 6 June 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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