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Bold and Beautiful: Kaffe Fassett Comes to West Wales

11 March 2013

West Wales will welcome one of the world’s most renowned textile artists this year as not one, but two exhibitions of his extraordinary work are hosted here. Kaffe Fassett is an American born artist who has lived and worked in Britain for several decades. He is well-known for designing exquisite textiles that use colour in an explosive and dramatic fashion. He started with knitwear back in the 1960s, and by today he has worked with needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, quilts, and much more. For the first time, Kaffe Fassett will be exhibiting in Wales and it provides an unmissable opportunity to see not one, but two elements of his work. His quilts will take centre stage at The Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter from 9 March to 2 November whilst in the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre, his knitwear will be on display from 8 March until 2 November.

Pop art takes National Museum Cardiff back to sixties

11 March 2013

Spring brings three exciting new contemporary displays to National Musuem Cardiff from March. A new pop art exhibition Pop and Abstract features many important artists’ works from the modern art collection of Amgueddfa Cymru. There will also be a new photographic installation commission by artist Holly Davey and Tim Davies brings his 2011 Venice Biennale video installation to the museum.

Rugby fever sweeps the Waterfront

1 March 2013

The rugby vibe is alive and kicking at the National Waterfront Museum this weekend (Sunday 3 March) with WRU professionals and former Welsh international player, Steve Fenwick taking to the stage.

Amgueddfa Cymru exhibition celebrates Wales in China

27 February 2013

As part of celebrations surrounding Wales in Chongqing week 2013, a brand new exhibition on the history of Wales, Wales, Land of the Red Dragon, organized by Amgueddfa Cymru, opens at the China Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, China on 4 March and will be on display until 30 June 2013.

Mold Gold Cape comes to Wales this summer

22 February 2013

The Mold Gold Cape will go on loan from the British Museum for public display in Wales this summer. In partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives, this will be the third time the cape will have been displayed in Cardiff and will go on to be shown in Wrexham, not far from where it was found. The Cape will be on display for free at both venues as part of the Spotlight Tours organised through the British Museum’s Partnership UK Scheme.

Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales proposes new structure

24 January 2013

On Monday 21 January Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales began a period of consultation with its staff and partners, including the Trade Unions, regarding a proposed new structure for the organization.