Big Pit, the winner of last year’s Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year has pledged its support for the only Welsh museum in this year’s competition.
Next Wednesday (12 April), the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, will find out whether it's reached the final shortlist in the 2006 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. The museum, which opened its doors in October 2005, has attracted over 80,000 visitors and has already reached the top ten in this prestigious prize. Steph Mastoris, Head of the Museum, says:
Today (3 April 2006), Dr Dafydd Roberts, Keeper at Llanberis' National Slate Museum, has called on the people of north Wales to support Swansea's National Waterfront Museum's bid in the 2006 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. He says:
With less than a week to go before the opening of the film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown in the UK, why not call into National Museum Cardiff to have a real look at some of the characters in the film.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila is a visual artist and skilled film maker who produces photographs and video or film installations that fill and subvert gallery spaces. She combines the objectivity of a documentary maker with the imaginary visualisations of a psychologist. She describes her films as ‘human dramas’. Details of daily living, accounts of surreal activities and evidence of states of mind meld visually into works which are enhanced by the cinematic and televisual qualities of the media she uses.
Leatherback turtles in Wales? Never! Nature Detectives and An Evening with the Stars are just three of the events on offer with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales during Science Week this year between 11-19 March. There is something for everyone!