YPS Projects

Over the years, YPS members have carried out a number of projects. The most recent are:-

2015 The Geological Map Mosaic Project

The YPS/YMT joint project to design and install a walk-on mosaic representation of the Yorkshire part of William Smith’s 1815 Geological Map in Museum Gardens has proved a great success.  This stunning artwork provides an excellent starting point for learning about the geology of Yorkshire and elsewhere. For more information about this project, click here – Geological Map Pages

2018 The Gardens History Book Project

“The most fortunate situation …” A History of the York Museum Gardens

The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is proudly  announced the publication of a new book about York’s Museum Gardens, which it founded in 1828. The results of many years of research by co-authors Dr Peter Hogarth and Professor Ewan Anderson, this copiously illustrated book provides the definitive history from early times to the present day of this well-loved site at the heart of the City of York. For more information click on :- Gardens History Book

2019 The Calotype Exhibition

As part of our celebration of the approaching YPS bicentennial in 2022, a group of YPS members worked with York Museums Trust (YMT) and York Explore (YE – formerly York Central Library) to run a project in Museum Gardens, York throughout September and October 2019. The core project was an exhibition of a selection of photographs taken  at a conference which took place in York 175 years ago, when photography was in its infancy. More information on this project can be found by clicking:- Calotype Project