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21 September 2004
Six months after its official relaunch, Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales is celebrating its best summer ever, with over 50,000 visitors at the site during the summer months - a 38% increase on the same period last year.

Turner in north Wales, 1799

14 September 2004

on loan from Tate Britain

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
2 October 2004 – 9 January 2005

JMW Turner is widely recognised as one of Britain's great landscape painters. His visits to Wales during the first ten years of his career provided the inspiration for some of his most intense and romantic watercolours.

Queen of the Night

14 September 2004

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
7th September – 28th November

A rare 4,000 year old terracotta relief of a Babylonian goddess, nick-named 'The Queen of the Night' and hailed as one of the most important art works from ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) will go on show at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff on 7th September.

An Art-Accustomed Eye: John Gibbs and art

14 September 2004

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
18 September 2004 – 16 January 2005

What inspires someone to collect art — money, fame, personal pleasure?
Art collector, psychologist and educationalist, Dr John Gibbs (1912–1996) believed visual art could provide a powerful and meaningful social experience and spent a lifetime establishing collections for this purpose.

The National Museums & Galleries of Wales - future governance arrangements.

10 September 2004

The National Museums & Galleries of Wales today (10 September 2004) submitted its paper to the Welsh Assembly Government setting out its views on its future governance arrangements.

Minister to visit Welsh Slate Museum

6 September 2004
On Wednesday 8 September, Welsh Assembly Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Alun Pugh will visit the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis.