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Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings – Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works

DATE: 24 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 Twenty-five recently attributed Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) landscape drawings will go on public display for the first time at York Art Gallery next month, as part of a major exhibition staged in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Nottingham Castle Trust. The beautiful drawings, lent by Her …

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Clay, Peat and Cage – UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery

DATE: 16 September 2021 October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 The UK premiere of a collaborative performance to camera series by Yorkshire-based artists Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis is set to open at York Art Gallery this October. The triptych ‘Clay, Peat, Cage’ (2015) explores the North Yorkshire landscape, where Montserrat and Webb-Ellis have lived for the majority of their lives, and addresses …

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Work by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst on display at York Art Gallery

DATE: 10 August 2021 A rare work by prominent British artist Damien Hirst is on display at York Art Gallery. ‘Side View of Skull’, is on loan from a private collector, and is a unique example of how Hirst combines two of his most distinctive motifs: the skull and the rows of spots. The work is on …

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A new display of The Anthony Shaw Collection entitled ‘Themes’ opens at the Centre of Ceramic Art

DATE: 2 August 2021 A new display curated by collector Anthony Shaw has opened at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), within York Art Gallery. Titled ‘Themes’, the show features an exciting display from Shaw’s collection, with the aim of encouraging visitors to view and experience ceramics and art through a new perspective. As suggested through …

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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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This national lottery open week, we’re saying #thankstoyou with free Grayson Perry entry

DATE 25th May 9-11 June: Free Entry for National Lottery Players to the exhibition, Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years Every week National Lottery players raise £30 million for good cause projects, like ours. That’s why we’re pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players …

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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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Internationally significant ceramics donated to York Art Gallery

DATE: 24 March 2021 More than 40 ceramic works, many of international significance, have been acquired by York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The ceramics, which date from the 1970s to 2000s, were part of a larger selection of ceramics and fine art belonging to the late American collector Patricia Barnes. Working with the Barnes’ …

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

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 based in …

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