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Artes Mundi announces closing week events programme

11 February 2015

Artes Mundi 6 has announced an exciting finale to the current prize exhibition with a programme of events for the closing weekend February 20th – 22nd 2015.

The events will culminate with a performance by Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artist, Carlos Bunga, who will be returning to National Museum Cardiff on February 22nd.

Test your trivia at the Valentine’s Quiz Night

10 February 2015

Think you know your general knowledge? Then come along and sign up for the National Waterfront Museum’s Valentine’s Quiz Night on Saturday 14 February at 7pm.

Make a Welsh willow heart for your Valentine

9 February 2015

Why not try something different for Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate in Caerleon? The National Roman Legion Museum will be hosting a special Valentine’s Hoops and Hearts Willow Workshop on 14 February, 2-4pm. (£15 per person, book in advance, limited spaces).

Exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff for 2015

2 February 2015

The New Year sees a wealth of new art exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff offering visitors a great variety of temporary art exhibitions, covering nature exhibition, photography, glass and ceramic work.  Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about the technical expertise behind the art work that can be appreciated as both crafts and pieces of art.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ Historic Photography Uncovered in new exhibition

26 January 2015

A three year project to document, curate and digitise a selection of historic photography from Wales’s national collections, has culminated in a new exhibition Historic Photography Uncovered opening at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 24 January. The Natural Images project was made possible thanks to a £600,000 gift received from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in 2011 and the project was set out to digitise images spread across several disciplines from geology and botany to industrial history and art. Up to 10,000 images will have been digitised by the time the project ends in April 2015 and a selection of these images will be included in the new exhibition.

Theaster Gates wins the Artes Mundi 6 contemporary art prize

23 January 2015

Chicago-based, contemporary-artist Theaster Gates has been chosen from a shortlist of 10 of the world’s most important artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6.