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Bernd and Hilla Becher’s unique photography of Welsh industrial structures acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

25 November 2021

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has bought a unique artwork by two of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, Bernd and Hilla Becher, thanks to support from Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation. The German artists are best known for their typologies –photographs of a single type of industrial structure, often organised into grids.

Amgueddfa Cymru uses museum collections to improve wellbeing in care homes

19 November 2021

Following the success of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales project Objects of Comfort, during the Covid pandemic, new digital resources have now been developed to connect people living in care homes and those at risk of social isolation with Wales’ national collections.

Portrait of Picton to be removed and reinterpreted at National Museum Cardiff

2 November 2021

The portrait of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton has been taken down from the Faces of Wales gallery at National Museum Cardiff and will be kept in the Museum’s stores before being redisplayed and reinterpreted over the coming months.

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.


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.

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