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New Keeper of Art for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

13 July 2015

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Renton as its new Keeper of Art. Previously Head of Applied Art for Amgueddfa Cymru, Andrew replaces Oliver Fairclough who retired from his post last month after 28 years working for the organisation.

Ragnar Kjartansson with National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi shortlisted for award

10 July 2015

The four shortlisted museums and their nominated artists for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015, generously supported since its inception by the Sfumato Foundation, have been announced. The nominees are:

  • Pablo Helguera with the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

  • Ragnar Kjartansson with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi

  • Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough with The Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, in partnership with LUX

  • Katrina Palmer with The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute

Could YOU help care for dinosaurs, Impressionist masterpieces and a coal mine?

25 June 2015

A 200 million year old meat-eating Welsh dinosaur; 500 years’ worth of paintings from all around the world; the world’s largest leatherback turtle; the largest gemstone collection found anywhere in Roman Europe; a valuable piece of moon rock from the Apollo 12 mission, and a working coal mine.

Tropical shellfish could threaten British wildlife

25 June 2015

Experts from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales are warning that marine bivalve species (such as scallops and oysters), which have recently been found on the British and Irish shores, could have a negative impact on our marine life.

Treasure found near Bronington, Wrexham

18 June 2015

Late medieval hoard of gold and silver declared treasure

Join us to discover The Wisdom of Wool

12 June 2015

The National Wool Museum situated right in the heart of the Teifi Valley is delighted to welcome a brand new exhibition – The Wisdom of Wool – on display until 30 June.