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Unearthing the past: Heritage Lottery grant supports new initiative to get the best from archaeological finds
Every year, metal detectorists, farmers and walkers discover archaeological finds that could have important stories to tell us about the past in Wales. But do we get the most out of these discoveries?
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in partnership with The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales has attracted a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fulfil the exciting potential of new discoveries. The project Saving Treasures, Telling Stories has been awarded £349,000 to work with finders and communities and enhance the archaeology collections of national and local museums across Wales.
The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon is the first Roman museum in the world to trial the new iBeacons app which will enable visitors to discover more about the collections on their mobile devices as they walk around the site. Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) is trialling the Culture and Heritage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology (Apple iBeacon), in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and the Locly (app and platform) at the museum in Caerleon following the success of the first trial at the National Slate Musuem in Llanberis. The iBeacons technology was launched today at the National Roman Legion Museum by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’s
Open Meeting of the Board of Trustees
National Museum Cardiff
10.15am-1pm, Thursday 11 September 2014
Members of the public who are interested in the work of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, are invited to observe the Museum’s quarterly board meeting in the Court Room, National Museum Cardiff on Thursday, 11 September 2014 from 10.15am-1pm. There will be an opportunity to meet with the Board and Executive afterwards.
To celebrate the first ever Welsh Museums Festival and to coincide with this year’s Museums Association Conference, a new partnership between Cardiff Story Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to create a public-led Pop-Up Museum.
A Spectacular Roman time awaits you at Caerleon this August. 19th August 2014 will mark the Bimillennial anniversary of the death of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. So the National Roman Legion Museum invite you to Be an Emperor for the Day! This day marks 2,000 years since the first Roman Emperor, Augustus died. Join our craft workshop to wear a toga, make head wreaths and coins.19 August, 11am-5pm.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales launches a series of exhibitions and events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War