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The Cooper Gallery shortlisted for national award for its lock-down activities

The Cooper Gallery has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, it was announced today. Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year, the charity asked families and museums to vote for what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown. A panel of museum experts whittled down over 400 nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums.

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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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Relaxed openings at Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery

As part of Barnsley Museums’ review of accessibility, they will be trialling relaxed openings at their two town centre attractions; Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery. The relaxed openings, which are free, will take place on the first Tuesday and last Saturday throughout January, February and March 2020.

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Launch of the Cooper Gallery’s ‘Bright’ good installation begins with a tribute to Dickie Bird

It is exciting times at the Cooper Gallery, the town’s dynamic art space. Thursday, 28 November sees not only the opening of the newly renovated Cooper Cottage but also the launch of an innovative, outdoor, digital installation in the gallery’s outdoor space. Both are being revealed for the very first time to coincide with the launch of Barnsley’s spectacular winter festival ‘Bright Nights’.

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