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Life saving measures for National Museum Wales sites

9 March 2015

Life-saving defibrillators have been installed at all seven of Wales’ National Museums to safeguard both the staff and the 1.6 million people (on average) who visit each year. The defibrillators have been placed at all museums and staff at each museum have been trained on how to use the lifesaving equipment.

Marine litter is focus of Môr Plastig exhibition at Oriel y Parc

5 March 2015

Marine litter from around the Pembrokeshire Coast has been photographed in forensic detail to challenge traditional ideas of what is ‘natural’ for a new exhibition at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

Enjoy reading with the dinosaurs

5 March 2015

As part of celebrations around World Book Day on March 5th 2015, learning officers from National Museum Cardiff take the magic of reading and writing to Merthyr Tydfil this year to, take part in  the annual arts and literature festival, Spread the Word festival hosted by the Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales acquires Lucian Freud’s Auerbach paintings

3 March 2015

Two paintings by Frank Auerbach have found a permanent home at National Museum Cardiff. The works, which will be on display in the museum from 17 March, has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of his friend the world-famous artist, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, and allocated permanently to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

Treasure found in Anglesey

26 February 2015

Late Bronze Age artefacts found in Cwm Cadnant Community declared as treasure

A Late Bronze Age hoard of four gold and copper artefacts, which are thought to be dated to around 1000-800 BC, or 3,000-2,800 years ago, have yesterday (25th February 2015) been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for North West Wales.

Welsh culture comes to life at the Waterfront this weekend

24 February 2015

This weekend the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea will come alive to mark St David’s Day with a mix of music, crafts, daffodils and colourful dragons.