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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales gets behind Swansea's bid to be named UK top museum

3 April 2006

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:

National Slate Museum Pledges support for Swansea's bid to be UK top museum

3 April 2006

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:

Film Characters Come to Life at National Museum Cardiff

3 April 2006

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.

Recipient of £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize Announced

31 March 2006

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.

Star Spotting at the Waterfront

6 March 2006

Forget the Oscars — get star spotting at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum instead!

Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales launches appeal for memories

3 March 2006

Over a century ago, when money was tight in the quarrying areas of north Wales, many families moved to the United States to look for a better life in the Granville area of Upstate New York. Did members of your family leave Wales? If so, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales would like to hear from you.