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Curator's Choice: The new Voices of Asia gallery at Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum's World View gallery has switched its focus from Africa to Asia. Curator Antonia Lovelace tells us about tea, jade, ivory and Dhol drumming videos.

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Royal Armouries welcomes ruling to block sale of rare Wootton St Lawrence helmet

The Royal Armouries has welcomed an appeal judgement that prevents a rare armet dating to 1500 being sold at auction by a church in Hampshire.

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Curator's Choice: The 19th century velocipede boneshaker bicycle in Yorkshire

Jennifer Dunne, the Collections Manager at Scarborough Museums Trust, on a bike far removed from the Tour de France's Grand Départ in Yorkshire this summer.

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Dinosaur toe bone found in Doncaster to return home to Scarborough after 50 years

A metatarsal of a sauropod, spotted as a missing specimen in the collection at Doncaster Museum, is to return to the Rotunda collection for the first time since 1964.

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Petition supporting Hull's Hands on History Museum nears 2,000 names in City of Culture

The Hands on History Museum in Hull, which opened in 1988, is expected to close to the general public this month as part of council cost-cutting measures.

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Tiny Yorkshire fishing museum appeals for memories of centuries-old marine industry

Nearly 50 years after saving the Filey Museum's 17th century home, the town's Historical Society are calling on the public to provide their memories for a new book.

Sam Heydt, Chrysanthemums (2012)

Aesthetica Art Prize takes contemporary competition hopefuls to York Art Gallery

Chosen from thousands of entrants, work by 100 artists has gone on display at York Art Gallery. See work by some of them in our gallery.

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Exhibition faces up to taboo of trainspotting as artist takes "last radical stance"

Chosen from a shortlist of 120 artists, Andrew Cross will create art in honour of the 189th anniversary of trainspotting. It will, he says, ramp up the anticipation and drama.

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Two chapel walls, mid-Saxon ditch and metalworking debris found at Whitby Abbey

The second week of a three-week excavation at the North Yorkshire abbey is drawing to a close, with English Heritage preparing to present its findings.

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Curator's Choice: Yorkshire, female artists, Atkinson Grimshaw and mine closures

From a childhood trampling across the North Yorkshire moors to galleries in Hull and Liverpool, the curator of the Turner to Hockney show in Harrogate discusses the art of a county.

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Most important book in English literature to be traded for torcs in Tour de France swap

Shakespeare's First Folio and a pair of Iron Age gold torcs will switch homes between the Yorkshire Museum and Craven Museum in a four-month switch.

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Hull curators call for photos of public at play in museum plan to raise smiles with Beryl Cook selfies

Ahead of an exhibition of the works of painter Beryl Cook celebrating the joys of working and playing hard, curators in Hull are calling on the public to join the show.

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The end of the world show: See out the apocalypse in style at Jorvik Viking Festival

It might be Ragnarok - the apocalypse as predicted in Norse legend - on Saturday, but the annual Viking Festival is promising to give everyone a memorable end to life on earth.

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Is this the worst Valentine's Day card in history? Moustache horror revealed in York

A Valentine's Day card from 1900, sporting real hair in part of a moustache attached to it, shows the Victorians were often far from prim and proper, say curators.

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Mallard sets off from York as projections light up Durham Castle ahead of finale

Its Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower sister engines are off to Chesterfield this weekend, but the finale of a year-long celebration, in Shildon, awaits Mallard next week.

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