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#CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards

DATE: 2 July 2021 York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards last night (July 1).  The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, received the award in the Best Use of Social media category, with the Black Country Living Museum winning the …

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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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Celebrate Summer at York Museum Gardens

DATE: 2nd June 2021 Food, drink and music as the sun sets in one of York’s most beautiful locations  June 18-19, 6:30pm-10pm. Celebrate midsummer with friends, food, drink and music in the beautiful surroundings of York Museums Gardens. To mark midsummer, York Museums Trust is offering a unique opportunity to watch the sun set …

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Famous Portrait of King Richard III to go on Display at the Yorkshire Museum

Date: 6th May 2021 World-famous portrait is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery    Friday 9th July – Sunday 31st October 2021    Iconic Richard III portrait to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum on loan from the National Portrait Gallery The exhibition will showcase the portrait alongside one of the finest groups of objects associated with …

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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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Yorkshire Museum receives a lifeline grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for external restoration

DATE: 19 March 2021 The Yorkshire Museum has received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during …

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York Museums Trust win national award for #CuratorBattle

DATE: January 21 2021 York Museums Trust’s #CuratorBattle campaign has won a national marketing award from the world’s largest PR Professional Body. The online “battles” from the Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter account invite other museums to share objects under a given theme,  and have generated millions of engagements and news coverage around the world. The …

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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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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further expertise from …

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