York Art Gallery will reopen on Saturday 1 August 2015 with the launch of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) and major new exhibition spaces. The £8 million development of the 19th century Grade 2* listed building will firmly establish York Art Gallery as a must-see destination and one of the best regional galleries in the country. New galleries on the first floor and in the original Victorian roof space, open to the public for the first time, will become CoCA, home to the gallery’s collection of more than 5,000 examples of British Studio Ceramics from throughout the 20th century to the present day. Almost 2,000 ceramic works will be on display, including star pieces by Grayson Perry, Bernard Leach, William Staite Murray, Felicity Aylieff, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Kate Malone. Changing displays and exhibitions will showcase the collections and archive, and a highlight will be a 17 metre long ‘wall

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