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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 14 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 14 May 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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Sketchbook Circle – Wed 15 May 2019

A person drawing a cat on a sketchbook.

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by our collections at York Art Gallery to develop your skills and fill up your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for adults.

This event is included in your gallery admission – click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 15 May 2019

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

Date: Wednesday 15 May 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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Mindfulness at York Art Gallery: Mental Health Awareness Week – Wed 15 May 2019

An oil painting of a ship on the sea.

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Mindfulness and engaging with art can contribute to better mental health.

This session in our Project Gallery allows you to experience guided mindfulness exercises and enhance your awareness of art.

This event costs £7. Click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

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Early Year Explorers – Landscapes – Thu 16 May 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Year 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.

They’re a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

At this Landscapes session – listen to landscape sounds, play with the felt landscape and farm animals.

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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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 16 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Lunchtime Talk: What is the Future of Photography? – Thu 16 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The photographs in the Aesthetica Art Prize are both aesthetic and conceptual. What makes an image work and how do photographers express meaning?

In a world riveted by images, it’s never been a more important time to understand the power of this media, and how through social media, images can transform the world in a matter of seconds. Cherie Federico and Kate Simpson discuss.

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

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Spotlight Talk – Thu 16 May 2019

A woman sat on a chair wearing, white gloves and holding an orange, high-heeled shoe.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Find out more about objects on display at York Castle Museum through this programme of short, focused talks.

Join members of our curatorial team as they explore some of the stories York Castle Museum has to share.

This talk is frewith your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 16 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 16 May 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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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 17 May 2019

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

Date: Friday 17 May 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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