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Lockdown artwork by Asylum Seekers to go on show in new display opening at York Castle Museum

DATE: 16 September 2021 An exhibition in partnership with Refugee Action York   7 October – 14 November 2021  Works of art created during lockdown by asylum seekers in York are to go on show at York Castle Museum as part of an upcoming community exhibition focusing on the work of the charity Refugee Action York (RAY).   The works were painted during …

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York Museums Trust invitation to tenders

DATE: 28 June 2021 York Museums Trust is inviting tenders to help evaluate and analyse visitor data to help us better understand our audiences and to inform our future plans as an audience focused organisation. For more details please click here.

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York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle shortlisted for two national awards.

DATE: 4th June York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted for two national awards. The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, has been named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards. The winner will be announced this November. The nomination …

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Come and explore York Castle Museum with the experts!

DATE 12th May A new programme of guided tours, from May 19 2021 York Castle Museum reopens next week (Wednesday May 19) with an exciting range of guided tours which will offer a new perspective on some of the museum’s most famous displays and collections. From the world-famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, to the infamous prison cells, the …

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York Castle Museum in search of most memorable COVID-19 objects

DATE: 12th May 2021 Help York Castle Museum decide which key objects should be taken into the permanent collection to mark the COVID-19 pandemic. York Castle Museum is asking the public to help determine which objects and memories it should collect to represent the COVID-19 pandemic in its collections. Through online surveys and polls, five of …

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York Museums Trust statement in support of The Rowntree Society

DATE: 15th April 2021 Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We welcome The Rowntree Society’s ongoing research into the complex issues surrounding the Rowntree company’s participation in colonialism and racialised exploitative working practices. “By making this a priority, it aligns with our own need to rigorously examine the stories we tell …

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York Museums Trust to receive £423,000 from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

DATE: April 2 2021 York Museums Trust has been awarded £423,226 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The funding will enable the Trust to reopen the Yorkshire Museum in the summer for the first time since March 2020, as well as helping the charity remain financially viable following losses of more than £3 million of …

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Making Invisible Women Visible – Herstory.York partners with York Museums Trust to highlight women’s lives whose stories have not been sufficiently told

DATE: 8 March 2021 The many women who have inspired and effected change throughout York’s history will be the focus of new partnership between York Museums Trust and the community history project Herstory.York (HSY). The partnership, announced ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, will see the Trust work closely with HSY, delving deep …

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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

DATE: 3 December 2020 A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women …

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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

DATE: 16 November 2020 A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further …

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