Contact Details

Ian Smith
National Waterfront Museum

Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3619

Staff Name

Ian Smith

Job Title

Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Industry

Areas of Responsibility:

Modern and Contemporary Industrial collections from 1938 to the present day, including any new inventions or products with a strong Welsh connection. As part of the Public History Unit within the department, input to outreach and community projects.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

MA Heritage Tourism; BSc Heritage Conservation & Archaeology.

Research Interests

Wales’ place in contemporary world affairs; ethnicity and identity; post- War industrial evolution; the growth of factory work. Welsh TV & media. The rise of tourism and sports tourism. High tech industry, alternative energy, recycling and sustainable development.


Modern and Contemporary Industry. Post -1938. Made in Wales. Oral history. Tourism. Electricity generation. Oil industry. Music industry. Pop-up and Community Museums. Outreach. Welsh Baccalaureate lectures.

Selected Publications