York Museums Trust

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York Art Gallery was built in 1879 and is home to one of the finest regional collections of art which comprises of a survey from the 14th century onwards. It also holds one of the UK’s largest and most significant collections of British studio ceramics, consisting of around 5,500 ceramics and supporting archives of more than 10,000 items.

York Art Gallery closed in 2012 for an £8m capital development project, and will reopen on 1st August 2015 with 60% more display space, improved visitor facilities and rear entrance through newly created gardens.

It will also launch a new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)within the Gallery, allowing access to the collections digitally and through an exciting programme of exhibitions, displays, commissions and events.

As part of the development project, York Art Gallery is hosting a major commission by renowned ceramist Philip Eglin, who is creating a new body of work in response to York Art Gallery’s collections of Old Master paintings and decorative arts.

York Museums Trust was formed in 2002 as an independent charitable trust and manages York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and the Castle Museum, and is part of Arts Council England’s network of Major Museum Partners.

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Philip Eglin

Philip Eglin’s ceramics reflect and comment on contemporary culture. He explores juxtapositions of imagery related...view here