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‘This is England’ ceramic Charger to go on display at York Art Gallery

DATE: 31 March 2022 The slipware pottery raised thousands in prize draw for FareShare, the charity championed by footballer Marcus Rashford. York Museums Trust is thrilled to announce the donation of the ‘This is England’ ceramic Charger to our collection. The slipware pottery will go on display in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art …

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York Museums Trust announces move of CEO Reyahn King to a new post at National Trust for Scotland

DATE: 24 FEBRURY York Museums Trust are today (24 February) announcing that Reyahn King will step down as Chief Executive Officer in summer to take up the position of Director of Heritage Properties at the National Trust for Scotland. Reyahn King joined York Museums Trust in September 2015, taking over the leadership of the independent charity which cares …

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York Museums Trust respond to comments around LGBTQIA+ inclusive event

DATE: 18 February 2022 The Curious Takeover at York Art Gallery has been programmed to provide a safe space for families and children to express their creativity and have a positive experience together. The themes presented during Storytime at the Curious Takeover, include being yourself, different types of families, feeling different to other people and celebrating all …

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love, and Legacy

DATE: 14 FEBRUARY 2022 Prolific, passionate and hugely gifted, their story is just as compelling as the remarkable work they created. York Art Gallery, 4 March – 5 June 2022 A major new exhibition, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Sheffield Museums, is set to open at York Art Gallery, exploring the lives and work of an extraordinary group …

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Queering the Burton Gallery

DATE: 2 February 2022 York Art Gallery partners with LGBT Forum to re-display the permanent collection from a LGBTQIA+ perspective Launching Wednesday 2 February 2022 York Art Gallery and the York LGBT Forum have been working to queer the Burton Gallery by telling the stories and sharing the perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) …

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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 Art Gallery selected as finalists for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Awards 2022

DATE: 23rd November 2021 York Art Gallery are delighted to have been selected as finalists for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Awards 2022. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on 3 March 2022 at York Racecourse, hosted by York Mix Radio presenters Ben Fry and Laura Castle. The Visit York Tourism …

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W.A. Ismay’s remarkable ceramics collection to go on display in new exhibition at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art

DATE: 28th October 2021 The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony  W.A. Ismay’s remarkable post-war ceramics collection to go on display in new exhibition at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art Opens 30 October 2021 Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910 – 2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery, in a …

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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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