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Celebrating Black Lives in Amgueddfa Cymru’s new digital arts magazine

13 October 2020

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is (today 13 October 2020) launching its first digital arts magazine, Cynfas (www.museum.wales/Cynfas) to promote the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales through arts and culture. This first edition focuses on Black History Month and is edited by Amgueddfa Cymru Producer, Umulkhayr Mohamed.

£55,000 awarded to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales to boost its learning offer across Wales during COVID-19

8 October 2020

Dame Vivien Duffield’s Foundation steps in with £2.5m to safeguard cultural learning at 66 organisations across the UK  

New Objects of Comfort digital resource launched on National Art in Care Home Day

24 September 2020

Amgueddfa Cymru uses Wales’ national collections to help improve well-being in care homes during pandemic

For the past five months, Amgueddfa Cymru has been sharing objects from the national collections on its social media channels, that have comforted people in the past in times of stress and hardship. From a hot water bottle and a blanket to a teddy bear and a grandfather clock, the hope was that they would help to bring solace or improve the mood and wellbeing of others during COVID 19. 

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales welcomes two new Board members

23 September 2020

Abigail Lawrence and Richard Thomas to strengthen oversight of public engagement and STEM learning at Wales’ national museums

Cynfas new interactive online arts magazine: Call out for contributors for the second edition

21 September 2020

Our second edition will focus on Visual Culture and Health.

  • Is there a role for visual culture in people’s health and wellbeing?
  • How does visual culture reflect individual lived experience?
  • How can visual culture contribute to an expanded vision of health and wellbeing, which might include representation and agency?
  • How might we use visual culture to challenge or develop thinking?

Important paintings of North Wales views acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

16 September 2020

A wonderful group of watercolour paintings of views of north Wales in the early 1770s, which helped to establish Wales as a tourist destination, has been bought by Amgueddfa Cymru, thanks to support from Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a private donor.