Mark Etheridge

Contact Details

Mark Etheridge
Social & Cultural History
The Collections Centre
Heol Crochendy
Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QT

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3574

Staff Name

Mark Etheridge

Job Title

Curator: Industry and Transport

Areas of Responsibility:

Curatorial responsibility for LGBTQ+ history. Curatorial responsibility for early historic photography collections, including an internationally important collection by the circle of John Dillwyn Llewelyn (a collection of 1,240 prints, paper and glass negatives, mainly dating to the 1850s). Management of the industry & transport photographic collections (over 206,000 images).

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

  • BA (Hons).
  • Museums Association (individual member)

Research Interests

Early photography in Wales. Researching a large collection of early photographs by the circle of John Dillwyn Llewelyn, contributing to a recent catalogue for the touring exhibition ‘Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills’. LGBTQ+ history in Wales.

Interests also include making collections available online, and developing new ways to improve the management of the photographic collections.


LGBTQ+ History, Historic Photography, photographic equipment, Oral History, Contemporary Collecting.


Selected Publications

Barringer, T., and Fairclough, O. 2014.

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

Blog Entries

Mair Jones & Norena Shopland
24 March 2022
Oska von Ruhland
10 March 2022
by Mark Etheridge
1 February 2022
by Mark Etheridge
20 March 2017
by Mark Etheridge
20 July 2015
by Mark Etheridge
18 December 2013
4 November 2013