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York Art Gallery wins Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Tourism Awards

York Art Gallery has been named as the Visitor Attraction of the Year (Over 50,000 visitors) at this year’s Visit York Tourism Awards. This is the second year in a row the gallery has received the accolade, which was announced at the awards ceremony at the National Railway Museum last night (June 22). It comes after …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum June 24-25 2017 York residents can visit three of York’s top visitor attractions for free on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June as part of York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum …

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York Museums Trust Phone Lines Repaired

20 June 2017 The York Museums Trust phone lines have now been repaired and our central number is now contactable – 01904 687687 – which can be used for all enquiries regarding the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.

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York Museums Trust Phone Lines Currently Down

19 June 2017 Please note that the York Museums Trust phone lines are currently down, which includes our central number of 01905 687687 for the Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum. If you would like to contact us please do so via email at enquiries@ymt.org.uk. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope …

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York Art Gallery Project to be Presented at The Best in Heritage Conference 2017

13 June 2017 The Best in Heritage conference will bring together over 40 award-winning museum, heritage, digital and conservation projects from China, the United States, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia and Europe. The conference will take place 28-30 September 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia and is a rare international platform where official, private and civil society institutions can …

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Significant Court Ruling on Rates in favour of York Museums Trust

6 June 2017 York Museums Trust’s business rates have been reduced following a court ruling which could have a significant impact on the way English and Welsh museums are valued in the future. The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled on appeals in favour of the Trust which argued that rates should be set based on …

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Bag Search at York Museums Trust Venues

24 May 2017 In light of the recent attack in Manchester, York Museums Trust has increased security measures at all sites. With immediate effect, all bags will be searched and large bags and suitcases will no longer be allowed inside the buildings. This is for your own safety. We thank you for your cooperation.

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York Museums Trust Seeks to Appoint Three New Trustees to the Board from the Autumn of 2017

19 May 2017 The new appointments occur at an exciting time as the Trust pursues ambitious forward plans, including a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT’ …

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York St Mary’s Contemporary Art Venue Reopens 7 June With New Exhibition By Artist Susan Aldworth

16 May 2017 Artist and filmmaker Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during a three-year residency funded by the Wellcome Trust at the University of York, working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White. The Dark Self explores human identity through the unconscious, subjective …

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York Art Gallery Awarded Certificate of Special Commendation at the European Museum of the Year Award 2017

8 May 2017 York Art Gallery has been awarded a Certificate of Special Commendation at the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2017. The gallery was one of only five museums to have received the Commendation out of the 46 nominees from 24 countries including Russia, Italy, Estonia and France. The gallery was the only British museum to …

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