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Proposals for our new Vision for 2015 onwards

As you may be aware, over the past 12 months Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has been developing a new 10-year Vision.

It is now 10 years since our last Vision was developed and published. We have achieved many aspects of that, including the creation of a National Museum of Art on the whole of the first floor at National Museum Cardiff, increasing the space available for the display of art by 40%, as well as a successful bid to the HLF and Welsh Government for a £25.5m redevelopment project at St Fagans National Museum of History which is well underway.

Ten years on and the world of 2015 is very different. We have worked to create a new Vision that will ensure that our work remains relevant for the decade ahead while recognising and building on our key achievements and enabling us to continue with major projects such as the redevelopment of St Fagans and the creation of a National Museum of Natural History on the ground floor at National Museum Cardiff.

This document presents our proposed Vision statement, purpose, commitments and Vision Map and we would be grateful for your thoughts and comments in relation to the following questions. Please send any comments to by March 15 2015:

  1. What do you think of our Vision statement for the next 10 years?
  2. Do you think our Purpose statement fully explains Amgueddfa Cymru’s role?
  3. Are these the commitments that you would expect Amgueddfa Cymru to deliver for Wales over the next decade? Are there any other high level outcomes we should consider?
  4. Which of the ‘How we will achieve these’ and ‘How will we change’ objectives in our Vision Map, which underpin the delivery of the commitments, could you work with us on and support us in delivering, and how?

We look forward to hearing from you and would really appreciate your support and commitment as we embrace new opportunities to continue the transformation of Amgueddfa Cymru into a sustainable organization that delivers a range of relevant services and activities for the people of Wales during the next decade and beyond. Your input will help to guide the development of a more detailed Strategic Plan.

David Anderson, Director General