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Cinema Paradiso - Oakdale Workmen's Institute shows first film in 35 years

24 August 2004

1.00pm 24.08.2004

Those of us old enough to recall town centre cinemas, usherettes and thumping organ music will remember with fondness the 'pictures' or the 'flicks' that dominated Wales in grandiose Deco cinemas, village halls and Workmen's Institute for the bulk of the twentieth century. Tomorrow, the Oakdale Workmen's Institute at the Museum of Welsh Life will open its Picture House to visitors for the first time since its re-erection in 1995 and for the first time since the 1960s when the last celluloid frames flickered across the screen and the picture house closed its doors for the very last time.

NMGW IMPROVEMENTS WILL BENEFIT NEW SWANSEA MUSEUM

13 August 2004
Today, 13th August, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) reaffirmed its commitment to improve its collections facilities, after confirming how a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government is to be spent.

IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR WELSH SLATE MUSEUM

13 August 2004
Today, 13th August, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) reaffirmed its commitment to improve its facilities at the Welsh Slate Museum, after confirming how a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government is to be spent.

NMGW IMPROVEMENTS SECURE MACHINERY COLLECTION

13 August 2004
Today, 13th August, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) reaffirmed its commitment to improve its collections facilities, after confirming how a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government is to be spent.

IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED AT MUSEUM SITES

13 August 2004
Today, 13th August, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) reaffirmed its commitment to making even more of its collections accessible, after confirming how a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government will be spent.

THE FA CUP - A MODERN DAY TREASURE ON DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM & GALLERY

2 August 2004

"How Wales Wrested The FA Cup from the English"
Newspaper cutting 1927

The FA Cup, an iconic modern day sporting treasure will be on display for a limited period in the Buried Treasure Finding our Past exhibition at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff from 3rd - 8th August.