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A packed programme of exhibitions for 2022 at Wales’s national museums

16 December 2021

An exciting programme of exhibitions and events awaits visitors to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ seven museums across Wales in 2022. From wildlife photography, and five centuries of art in Cardiff to street food in Swansea and stories from the Windrush Generation Cymru touring Wales, there is something for everyone!

Bernd and Hilla Becher’s unique photography of Welsh industrial structures acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

25 November 2021

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has bought a unique artwork by two of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, Bernd and Hilla Becher, thanks to support from Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation. The German artists are best known for their typologies –photographs of a single type of industrial structure, often organised into grids.

Amgueddfa Cymru uses museum collections to improve wellbeing in care homes

19 November 2021

Following the success of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales project Objects of Comfort, during the Covid pandemic, new digital resources have now been developed to connect people living in care homes and those at risk of social isolation with Wales’ national collections.

Portrait of Picton to be removed and reinterpreted at National Museum Cardiff

2 November 2021

The portrait of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton has been taken down from the Faces of Wales gallery at National Museum Cardiff and will be kept in the Museum’s stores before being redisplayed and reinterpreted over the coming months.

David Hurn’s Swaps returns to National Museum Cardiff

22 October 2021

A new exhibition featuring photographs from the personal collection of photographer David Hurn opens today (23 October) in the photography gallery at National Museum Cardiff.

National Museum Cardiff aims to break the rules of art

22 October 2021

New exhibition features five centuries of art and displays
major new acquisitions for the first time