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Bag search at York Museums Trust venues

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

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’s …

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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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Embroider Your Dreams: Artist Calls for York Exhibition Input

25 January 2017 The University of York’s Artist in Residence is calling on local people to embroider their thoughts and dreams about sleep onto pillowcases to help form the centrepiece of a new exhibition. Susan Aldworth’s installation, One Thousand and One Nights, will open at York St Mary’s in June 2017 to coincide with next …

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York Museums Trust Appoint Fundraising Manager

10 January 2017 York Museums Trust have appointed a fundraising manager to help the charity increase income for major projects, new exhibitions and events. Rebecca Williams, 33, joins the Trust from the Royal Armouries in Leeds where she led campaigns to raise significant funds for capital projects and programmes. Her role at the Trust will include submitting funding …

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Opportunity Now Available For New Trustees To Join The Board At York Museums Trust

8 September 2016 Since its formation in 2002 YMT has developed into an innovative, energetic and successful organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding and fast changing environment. YMT works closely with partners in York and the wider museums sector. We make a significant contribution to the economic and educational welfare of the City and wider region. …

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York Museums Trust First Open Weekend To Take Place 25 & 26 June 2016

13 June 2016 York residents can visit York’s Attraction of the Year, two major new exhibitions and the new Jorvik experience in York St Mary’s for free later this month as part of York Museums Trust’s new Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum are all free to residents …

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‘Trade Agreement’ Sees JORVIK Vikings Move Next Door!

7 June 2016 JORVIK’s Vikings are returning to Coppergate! That’s the message from the team at JORVIK Viking Centre, who will be moving into York St Mary’s – just a few paces away from the attraction’s traditional entrance – in a partnership exhibition with York Museums Trust. The exhibition, which will run until early 2017, focuses …

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York Art Gallery on the Shortlist for Museum of the Year 2016

Following an £8 million transformation, York Art Gallery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 award. The shortlist of the five museums competing for the award of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016 are (in alphabetical order): Arnolfini, Bristol, South West Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham, Kent …

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Showcasing cutting-edge practice from today’s ground-breaking contemporary artists, the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition 2016 invites viewers to discover global concepts through pioneering art and design, and encourages an awareness of the innovative work being produced across a variety of media today. From contentions of physical and digital space to the political struggles of localised regimes …

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