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Barnsley Museums shortlisted for volunteer team of the year

Barnsley Museums are delighted to announce that one of its volunteer groups have been shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Award, in the category ‘Volunteer Team of Year’. The award highlights the outstanding contribution volunteers make to the sector by giving up their time in support of arts and culture. It is also an opportunity to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

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Cooper Gallery

Funding brings ‘Hope’ to Barnsley Museums

Barnsley Museums have secured £17,250 of funding from the Museum Association’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund for Draw Hope, a project that will promote wellbeing to young people in the borough through drawing.

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Experience Barnsley

Barnsley Museums invites you to the online film premier of ‘Barnsley – A portrait of the town and its people’

Barnsley Museums are launching their first online film premier with a free showing of ‘Barnsley – A portrait of the town and its people’. The iconic film will be screened on Wednesday, 15 April at 7pm via their Facebook page @ExperienceBarnsley. Taking place as part of their wider digital programme, which will keep people connected and create communities while at home, it is a unique and heart-warming look at life in the town during the early 1960s.

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Cooper Gallery

Don’t fall to pieces! Join the Barnsley Museums global jigsaw challenge!

Hundreds of people around the world are pondering over a different kind of puzzle. A daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by an outstanding art collection from a gallery in South Yorkshire. People from near and far look forward to the daily challenge brought to them by the Cooper Gallery, an exciting art space in Barnsley. But it’s not just for fun…. a healthy competition has begun online with people sharing their quickest times. Museums as far away as Brazil have been encouraging their followers to get involved.

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Experience Barnsley

Significant book relating to leading local figure is donated to Barnsley Archives and local studies

An important manuscript tribute book relating to leading local figure Sir Walter Spencer-Stanhope (1827-1911) of Cannon Hall has been generously purchased by the Friends of Barnsley Archives and added to their outstanding collections. The book, which is now available to researchers, features tributes to Sir Walter and obituaries from newspapers all over the country offering a glimpse into his social standing as a highly regarded politician, campaigner and philanthropist.

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