Melissa Munro

Contact Details

Melissa Munro
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3172

Staff Name

Melissa Munro

Job Title

Senior Curator: Derek Williams Collection

Areas of Responsibility:

Modern and Contemporary Art collections including the Derek Williams Trust collection on long-term loan to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

MA Art History (St Andrews), M.Litt Museum and Gallery Studies (St Andrews), Member of the Art Fund, Member of the Contemporary Art Society National Network.

Research Interests

Pre and Post-War neo-romantic art, in particular the work of John Piper.  Mid-twentieth century British abstract painting, in particular the work of Gillian Ayres.  Other interests include, Dada and Surrealism.


Oil paintings, Modern and Contemporary Art (after 1900), Painting (after 1900), Sculpture (after 1900)

Selected Publications

M. Munro, “A tribute to Gillian Ayres (1930-2018)”, Apollo, 18 April 2018.

M. Munro, Gillian Ayres, National Museum Cardiff [PDF], 9 April – 3 Sept 2017, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. (Includes an essay by M. Munro “Gillian Ayres in Wales: An Untold Story”)

Barringer, T., and Fairclough, O. 2014. Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills, American Federation of Arts, 2014 (contributing authors: A. Pritchard, M. Munro, M. Etheridge).

Fraser Jenkins, D. & Munro, M. 2012. John Piper: the Mountains of Wales.  Paintings and Drawings from a Private Collection. Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cardiff. 

Fairclough, O. (ed.) 2011. Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art. Cardiff, National Museum of Wales.  (contributing authors: A. Pritchard, A. Renton, M. Munro).