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Premium Payments and Severance Scheme

26 March 2014

In May 2013, when Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales announced its new structure, the organisation’s Senior Management Team also signalled the need to review Premium Payments. This was one of a series of actions to achieve the £2.25 million savings required (at the same time as seeking to increase other income by £0.25m).

Premium Payments are an attendance allowance, given to staff who are contracted to work rotas, that includes weekends and Bank Holidays.

Around half of Amgueddfa Cymru’s employees are currently paid an additional £54.24 per day (on top of their basic salary) for working on Sundays and Bank Holidays, and £30.06 per day (on top of their basic salary) for working on a Saturday.

Due to a reduced budget, Amgueddfa Cymru’s Premium Payments scheme cannot continue in its present form. The organisation is therefore consulting with its staff and Trade Unions on a way forward.

Amgueddfa Cymru is also reviewing its Severance Scheme as part of the changes.

No compulsory redundancies are proposed as part of these consultations.

Tackling Poverty through culture - landmark report released at National Waterfront Museum

13 March 2014

Amgueddfa Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government’s ‘Tackling Poverty through culture’ report

“Wales is now taking cultural policy seriously,” said David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, in response to the launch of a new report that examines boosting attainment, skills, regeneration and social inclusion through the arts, culture and historic environment.

Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral masterpiece comes to Cardiff

6 March 2014

National Museum Cardiff first stop for tour of British masterpiece

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales secures major collection of works by John Piper

21 February 2014

A collection of art works, which reflect artist John Piper’s unique vision of Wales, has been acquired on generous terms for Wales’ national art collection. The series of works by Piper – the mid-20th century neo-romantic artist – has been purchased from a private individual with links to Wales, thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund (£472,900), the Derek Williams Trust (£350,000) and the Art Fund (£80,000).


20 February 2014

School’s out for a week but there’s plenty of events, activities and exhibitions on at National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum to keep the kids happy this half term 22-28 February whatever your interest, from art and crafts, archaeology, gardening to natural history – and admission is FREE!

Last chance to see ‘Origins’ archaeology galleries at National Museum Cardiff

17 February 2014

This month will be the last opportunity to see Wales’s prehistoric, Roman and medieval treasures in their current form at National Museum Cardiff, before part of the collection is redisplayed at St Fagans National History Museum. Visit Origins: In Search of Early Wales at National Museum Cardiff before Monday, 3 March 2014 to see your favourite archaeological objects