York Minster to Host New Exhibition

A new exhibition showcasing treasures from York Minster’s historic collection which explores creativity and culture in York through the centuries will open at the cathedral on Saturday (19 September).
 
From stained glass and illuminated manuscripts to grave goods and York’s first newspaper, the exhibition highlights objects from the cathedral’s 300,000 strong collection and celebrates the work of the artists and craftspeople who created them.
 
Running until 17 January 2021, the exhibition – The Heart of Yorkshire:  Creativity and Culture in York Minster’s Collections – will take place in the cathedral’s 13th century Chapter House and features around 50 items, including some rarely on public display.
 
Highlights include one of the oldest stained glass panels in Europe, ornate 14th century silver artefacts discovered in a former Archbishop’s grave and a copy of York’s first newspaper, printed in the city by an eminent female printer.
 
The exhibition has been made possible thanks to funding and support from Museum Development Yorkshire and The National Lottery’s Heritage Emergency Fund.