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Staff health and wellbeing shown to be at the heart of York Museums Trust. All staff to benefit from a week’s holiday in early January and encouraged to rest and recuperate

DATE: 13 December 2021 In support of the health and wellbeing of its staff, York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022. Like many cultural institutions and charities, York Museums Trust has had a challenging 18 months surviving the pandemic. Staff have worked hard, dealing …

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York Museums Trust partner with award-winning House of Memories to launch new app to help those living with dementia

DATE: 24 November 2021 York Museums Trust are delighted to be partnering with House of Memories, an award-winning dementia awareness programme developed by National Museums Liverpool, to launch a new and free digital app that will help people living with dementia.   The newly created package, entitled ‘York Memories’, will help people recall memories using a variety of …

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York Museums Trust invites York’s Hull Road residents to delve into the past in new community research project

New research project, ‘Heritage Hunters’, will look back in time and find out about the people who have previously lived in the area To register your interest, please fill in this form  York Museums Trust are excited to be working with residents from York’s Hull Road in a new community project involving research into …

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A Kirkgate Christmas Tale at York Castle Museum

DATE: 11th November 2021 Step foot into a Christmas tale at York Castle Museum this winter and rediscover all the magic of the season! Our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, has been transformed into a glistening snow-covered ‘stage’ where spectacular large-scale projections present a very special Christmas story full of festive cheer​. As the theatrical curtain rises, …

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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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