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A piece of horse’s head armour discovered in Caerleon priory field in 2010 has inspired a new display at the National Roman Legion Museum looking at the role of the horse in Roman warfare. The display Equus – The Horse at War which opens at the Museum in Caerleon on Friday 27 June tells how horses were used by the Roman army and draws parallels to the First World War almost 2,000 years later. The display which will include a replica horse’ head and a special reconstruction of the horse’s head armour, the chamfron, will be on display to see at the museum from 27 June – 30 January 2015.
The extinct Dodo pops up at international conference
Prestigious natural history conference comes to Wales for the first time
“Industrial action will cause some disruption at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites from 12 – 2pm today (Wednesday, 18 June 2014). However, four of the seven museums will remain open during this two hour period and we are doing our utmost to ensure normal services resume throughout the rest of the day. We would advise visitors to check our website for further information before travelling to any of the sites.
John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, and Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, have announced the appointments of a new Trustee and Treasurer-designate, and two further Trustees to the Museum’s Board.
Slugs from France, Spain and Italy are invading Britain
A new study undertaken by scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, published this week in the scientific journal PLOS One, shows that Britain is crawling with 20% more species of slugs than ever before. Most are already widespread, and may pose new threats to gardeners and agriculture.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) is the first national museum in the world to trial the Culture and Heritage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology (Apple iBeacon), in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and the Locly (app and platform). The programme is being trialled at one of Amgueddfa Cymru’s sites — the National Slate Museum in Llanberis — and will enable visitors to discover more about the collections on their mobile devices as they walk around the site.