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 […]
In this talk, artist Christopher Cook will discuss the ideas and processes that inform the current sequence of works he has on display in the exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (c.1450–2020), including his responses to individual works in York Art Gallery’s own collection. He will reveal important lessons we can learn from the […]
Artist Toni Watts will be working on a couple of drawings in the Madsen Gallery. Come and hear her chat about the techniques behind metalpoint. Why did artists draw with silver? How different is it to modern graphite? Why is it still used? 10.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm Included in admission. No need […]
Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum. During the event, light and sound levels will be adjusted so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds. There is […]
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 that we may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks – please […]
Highwayman Dick Turpin, was held in the prison buildings which now house York Castle Museum for the last six months of his life, and would have spent his last few hours alive in the Condemned Cell. Although known as a highwayman and a robber, he was sentenced to death for horse stealing and was hanged […]
Want to find out more about our collections? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give talks that provide insight into our exhibitions, artefacts and specialist areas of interest. The talk will explore the relationship between geology and archaeology and how rock has influenced man for thousands of years. This includes both topographic features and the use of […]