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David Hurn’s Swaps returns to National Museum Cardiff

22 October 2021

A new exhibition featuring photographs from the personal collection of photographer David Hurn opens today (23 October) in the photography gallery at National Museum Cardiff.

National Museum Cardiff aims to break the rules of art

22 October 2021

New exhibition features five centuries of art and displays
major new acquisitions for the first time

New commissions to reframe the legacy of Thomas Picton at National Museum Cardiff

5 October 2021

Today (5 October 2021) Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has announced two new artist commissions which will reframe the legacy of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815). The museum hopes that the new commissions will amplify the voices of those originally neglected in the telling of Picton’s story, or those whose lives are most affected by its legacy today. When complete, the new commissions will become a part of Wales’ national collection.

TREASURE FOUND IN PEMBROKESHIRE

30 September 2021

Two medieval silver brooch finds declared treasure

New exhibition at St Fagans National Museum of History tells the story of the Windrush generation in Wales

29 September 2021

A new exhibition opening at St Fagans this weekend features stories of how the Windrush Generation Cymru made their homes in Wales. Windrush Cymru – Our Voices, Our Stories, Our History  will be on display at St Fagans from 2 to 31 October 2021 before touring to  further national museums across Wales until March 2022.

Artworks by Portuguese artist Paula Rego on display at National Museum Cardiff

2 September 2021

Two important artworks by Portugese-born artist Paula Rego (b.1935) will go on display at National Museum Cardiff from 2 September 2021. The works have been acquired by the Derek Williams Trust for their collection in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

TREASURE FOUND IN SWANSEA

26 August 2021

Medieval coin association and post-medieval gold ring declared treasure

New funding available for businesses in Wales to re-think the museum experience

26 August 2021

From 20 September 2021, £50,000 will be made available for small and medium sized businesses in the creative sector in Wales, thanks to a new partnership between Clwstwr and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Amgueddfa Cymru awarded TEFAF museum restoration fund to restore priceless Manet

25 August 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is pleased to announce that Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is to receive €20,000, as the second recipient of this year’s TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund, an annual grant created in support of the international art community’s vital work to preserve artistic and cultural heritage. 

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