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

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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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Professor Alice Roberts Officially Opens the new Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum

19 May 2017 Professor Alice Roberts officially opened the major new Viking exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum last night (Thursday May 18). The television presenter and academic met curators for a tour of the exhibition before sharing her thoughts on some of her favourite artefacts on show. She had heard about the exhibition following visiting the museum last …

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Experts Hunt for York’s Roman Amphitheatre as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2017

Leading archaeologists including Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth will gather in York Museum Gardens next month to hunt for clues which may reveal the hidden location of York’s Roman Amphitheatre. The Gardens and Kings Manor were chosen as the most likely site in the city for the amphitheatre after school children, community groups and …

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Exclusive Exhibition Events for YMT Card Holders at York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum in 2017

23 January 2017 YMT Card Holders are invited to join us for three special previews and events this Spring to celebrate the opening of our fantastic new exhibitions at York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. The events are as follows –   York Art Gallery – Albert Moore: Of Beauty & Aesthetics 6 April 2017, 1.30pm – 4pm …

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Viking: Rediscover the Legend – Major New Exhibition by the Yorkshire Museum To Open May 2017 In Partnership with the British Museum

23 January 2017 Viking: Rediscover the Legend May 19 – November 5 2017 The most significant Viking treasure hoards ever discovered in Britain will go on display together for the first time in May 2017. Featuring some internationally significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries, Viking: Rediscover the Legend will explore how the Vikings transformed life in Britain. Star objects from the British Museum …

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York Museums Trust Receive Grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

17 January 2017 Grants totalling £4 million have been awarded to improve displays and facilities at museums and galleries across England, Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, announced today. The grants, jointly funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, will be used for renovation and improvement …

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Star Carr Headdress Celebrated as Part of Royal Mail ‘Ancient Britain’ Special Stamps

17 January 2017 Royal Mail today announced the release of eight stamps featuring some of the most inspiring objects and atmospheric sites of UK prehistory. The set includes the Star Carr headdress found at the mesolithic site at Seamar near Scarborough. The stamps explore how people lived in prehistoric times and depict famous iconic sites as well …

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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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York Proms Launched for 2017 to be Set in the York Museum Gardens

1 December 2016 A local husband and wife team are dreaming big with an ambitious event in the York Museum Gardens. On Sunday 9th July 2017, the York Museum Gardens will be the stunning backdrop to the inaugural York Proms, an open air picnic concert celebrating the most popular classical music ever written with a rousing proms finale, …

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Yorkshire Museum Lift Repaired 27 November 2016

28 November 2016 The Yorkshire Museum lift has now been repaired, providing access to the upper floor. Please note that the library and reading room are still only accessible via stairs – visit our Access page for further information or contact us directly on 01904 687 687 / enquiries@ymt.org.uk.

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