Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about? If so then bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old. This event is included in museum admission. No need to book. *Events may be subject […]
This lecture by Jeanne Nuechterlein, curator of the exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (c.1450–2020), explores the ideas behind the making of early Netherlandish images, and why these artworks are still so effective today.
This talk will explore copper minerals ranging from the Bronze age to the present day. Our lunchtime talks are ideal for gaining an insight into some of our most interesting artefacts from our archaeology and natural science collections. Talks take place Tuesdays 12.30-1pm and are FREE with admission. There’s no need to book. Please note […]
Discover how paint was made before the days of art shops and mass-produced tubes. Artist Toni Watts will be talking about where the colours used in early Netherlandish art came from and transforming dry pigments into beautiful paint. Included in admission, just drop-in!
Join artist Toni Watts for this practical workshop where you can learn how to extract pigments from minerals such as azurite or malachite, plants (weld or madder), and obtain ochre from a naturally occurring iron ore. All three processes are different and each offers an insight into the age-old process of making paint. Please wear […]
Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of […]
Walk along the cobbles of Kirkgate for an immersive and intimate production of A Christmas Carol, which brings the magic of a much-loved Dickens classic to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Scrooge and a special visit from our wonderful Father Christmas. Tickets for adults are £20 and include a mince pie and […]
Walk along the cobbles of Kirkgate for an immersive and intimate production of A Christmas Carol, which brings the magic of a much-loved Dickens classic to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Scrooge and a special visit from our wonderful Father Christmas. Tickets for adults are £20 and include a mince pie and a […]
Pompeo Batoni’s portrait of John Smyth, with reference to Joshua Reynold’s portrait of John Foote and Jospeh Nolleken’s bust of John Carr. The talk is by Richard Green, Formerly Senior Curator at York Art Gallery. Included in admission