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Celts and Creepiness for Half Term and Halloween fun at the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon

19 October 2005

Before the Romans ever set foot in Caerleon the area was guarded by a hill fort full of fierce and warlike Celts. This Half Term, 24–28 October, you can come along to the Museum and find out some more about these people.

Rugby legend launches National Waterfront Museum

17 October 2005

Rugby legend, Gareth Edwards and Welsh Assembly Government First Minister, Rt. Hon Rhodri Morgan will today (17 October) officially open the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Colour Kickstart

10 October 2005

THE countdown is on as the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea gets ready to launch this year's Big Draw event on October 8.

Now in its sixth year, The Big Draw 2005 — is set to send a wave of creativity from Swansea and around the National Museums & Galleries of Wales sites.

Artist Mundi Prize 2006 — Welsh artist shortlisted for international prize

28 September 2005

Welsh artist Sue Williams is one of eight artists chosen for the Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Art Prize, announced today (Wednesday September 28).

Cardiff based artist Sue Williams is the only artist from the UK chosen as part of the shortlist for the prestigious prize of £40,000. Sue Williams work is a passionate response to the human condition; exploring notions of gender, sexuality and notions of desire. Her work is in a number of public collections including the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Welsh Assembly Government and numerous and private collections throughout the UK and Europe.

Big Pit remembers the 'forgotten conscripts'.

1 September 2005
Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales - winner of this year's prestigious Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year - will be launching an exhibition on 1 Sept commemorating the contribution made by Wales's Bevin Boys to the Second World War.

Wales at Work

1 September 2005

To celebrate the opening of the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, the National Museum & Gallery showcases an art exhibition exploring the industries that shaped Wales.