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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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A statement addressing new national restrictions

DATE: 2 November 2020 A statement from York Museums Trust: “In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation …

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Good Organisation Twitter Takeover

DATE: 10 August 2020 Good Organisation Twitter Takeover     Good Organisation will be taking over our social media feeds on Thursday 13th August to highlight how they use history and heritage to engage with socially disadvantaged people across York. Under normal circumstances, the city attracts over 7.3 million visitors each year, contributing in excess of £600 million to the local …

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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

DATE: 7 July 2020 We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. …

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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

DATE: 1 June 2020 York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror. Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the …

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Help Create Yorkshire’s Largest COVID-19 Time Capsule

DATE: 11 May 2020 Record your memories, experiences and reactions to life in lockdown! The highs, the lows, the memorable and the mundane – York Castle Museum is inviting people to contribute to Yorkshire’s largest time capsule to document their thoughts on living through a pandemic for future generations. The museum, which holds one of the most …

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