York Museums Trust announces major events programme

York Museums Trust has announced the major events and exhibitions taking place at its attractions in 2018.

In March, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will open at the Yorkshire Museum, exploring the deepest oceans, tropical seas and ancient coasts of 150 million years ago.

In July a private collection of shoes by Vivienne Westwood will come to York Castle Museum on loan from The Civic, Barnsley.

Then in October ‘The BFG in Pictures’ will bring illustrations by Quentin Blake to York Art Gallery in a touring exhibition from House of Illustration.

York Art Gallery’s programme will also include ‘The Sea is the Limit’, an exhibition on migration, a major exhibition on the work of Lucie Rie and ‘Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars’, a digital art exhibition to coincide with the York Mediale.

Reyahn King, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “The next 12 months are set to be an exciting time to visit our attractions, with some fantastic exhibitions and events planned.

“We have attracted shows featuring household names such as Vivienne Westwood and Quentin Blake’s, and are working with exciting and thought-provoking artists on several exhibitions.

Next year will also see the Friends of York Art Gallery celebrate their 70th year with an exhibition at York Art Gallery, and York Castle Museum celebrate its 80th year.

The Aesthetica Art Prize will return to the gallery and there will also be the return of the Eboracum Roman Festival and York Proms in the York Museum Gardens and A Victorian Christmas at York Castle Museum.