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Curator’s Talk – Tue 25 Apr 2017

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at the Yorkshire Museum? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give free talks that provide further insight into the fantastic objects we have on display.

Today’s topic is ‘The Heslington Hoard‘.

Free with admission, no need to book.

We may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks so please phone ahead on 01904 687687 for the latest information. Please visit our Curator’s Talk page for details of future events.

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Curator’s Talk – Tue 2 May 2017

Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at the Yorkshire Museum? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give free talks that provide further insight into the fantastic objects we have on display.

Today’s topic is ‘Trilobites – a story in three parts!

Free with admission, no need to book.

We may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks so please phone ahead on 01904 687687 for the latest information. Please visit our Curator’s Talk page for details of future events.

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SOLD OUT – “Bright earth, Fired earth”: Travels with Porcelain – Mon 8 May 2017

Date: Monday 8 May 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Please note that this event has now SOLD OUT.

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer. Born in 1964, de Waal is best known for his large scale installations of porcelain vessels, which are informed by his passion for architecture, space and sound. In this lecture de Waal will explore a history of obsession with porcelain and will discuss his recent projects in Vienna, Stockholm and LA.

This event will take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum.

This lecture is presented by the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery in association with the University of York.

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Curator’s Talk – Thu 11 May 2017

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust? Our extended curator’s talks offer the opportunity to learn more about our exhibitions and collections in greater depth.

William Buckland and the Hyenas of Yorkshire – Come and find out the story of the founding of the Yorkshire Museum collections, with a chance to see some up close. Hear about the tropical creatures that used to roam Yorkshire, and one man’s odd choice of pet.

For the full list of confirmed curator’s talks, please click here.

£10 – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Curator’s Talk – Tue 16 May 2017

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at the Yorkshire Museum? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give free talks that provide further insight into the fantastic objects we have on display.

Today’s topic is ‘The Jurassic “Squid” of Whitby‘.

Free with admission, no need to book.

We may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks so please phone ahead on 01904 687687 for the latest information. Please visit our Curator’s Talk page for details of future events.

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YMT Card Holders’ Preview – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – Thu 18 May 2017

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

YMT Card holders are invited to be the very first to see our major new partnership exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend. Featuring two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain, the exhibition will explore how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.

Star objects from the British Museum will feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world class collections and will be interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of life in Britain. It will also feature ground-breaking research by archaeologists and new discoveries by metal-detectorists which will challenge our perceptions of what it means to be Viking.

Free for YMT Card holders, no need to book.

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PAS Finds Day – Fri 2 Jun 2017

Date: Friday 2 June 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Potential objects of treasure, as defined by the Treasure Act 1996, must be reported to the coroner within 14 days of discovery. Our Finds Liaison Officer based at the Yorkshire Museum can advise and facilitate the reporting of treasure.

Bring your finds and meet our PAS Officer today between 10am and 1pm (no need to book).

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Curator’s Talk – Tue 6 Jun 2017

Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at the Yorkshire Museum? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give free talks that provide further insight into the fantastic objects we have on display.

Today’s topic is ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The York Helmet‘.

Free with admission, no need to book.

We may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks so please phone ahead on 01904 687687 for the latest information. Please visit our Curator’s Talk page for details of future events.

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YMT Book Club – The Double Tongue by William Golding – Sat 10 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 10 June 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Published posthumously after his death, Golding’s final novel tells the story of the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who prophesies in the shadowy years of the 1st century BC when the Romans were securing their grip on the tribes and cities of Greece.

Free with admission, no need to book.

Please click here to see all of our current YMT Book Club dates.

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Curator’s Talk – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust? Our extended curator’s talks offer the opportunity to learn more about our exhibitions and collections in greater depth.

Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The Vikings are Coming – Join us for an introduction to our new Viking exhibition. This immersive one hour talk from the Curator of Archaeology, Natalie Buy, will take you through the early years of the Viking invasions. Enjoy the opportunity to handle artefacts as you learn what drove the Norsemen to invade Anglo-Saxon Eoforwic and ultimately, how this led to the formation of Britain.

For the full list of confirmed curator’s talks, please click here.

£10 – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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