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End of an Era for National Slate Museum, as Museum Keeper retires after 40 years of sharing the story of slate with the world

21 December 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for all. For staff at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis, it also marks the end of an era as Dr Dafydd Roberts – who has been at the museum for nearly 40 years – retires at the end of December.

Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales Acquires Two Important 19th Century French Paintings

16 December 2020

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is delighted to announce the acquisition of two important 19th-century French paintings. One of Edouard Manet’s most significant late portraits and a late landscape by Corot have both been allocated to the Museum after being accepted in lieu of tax.

Cynfas online arts magazine: Call out for contributors for the third edition

4 December 2020

We are inviting people from all across Wales to contribute feature articles (up to 2000 words) or online arts projects or interventions for our thematic monthly editions. Contributions are invited in any media that can be hosted on the web platform, including video and sound and embedded media.

Welsh Launch of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project

4 December 2020

1,000 Cherry Trees to be planted in parks and schools across Wales

Becoming Richard Burton: New exhibition tells the story of an international star of stage and screen

17 November 2020

A brand new exhibition on Richard Burton’s life reveals the man behind the headlines - the husband, father, reader, writer and passionate Welshman. Becoming Richard Burton, opening at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 21 November, follows the remarkable story of how Richard Jenkins, the boy from Pontrhydyfen and Taibach, Port Talbot, became Richard Burton, the international star of stage and screen.

Welcoming Wales’ visitors back to their heritage and open spaces

9 November 2020

From Monday 9 November, residents in Wales will be welcomed back to Wales’ most popular heritage attractions, gardens, museums and outdoor spaces as National Trust Wales, Cadw and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales sites open their doors after the firebreak lockdown.