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The Mold Gold Cape will go on loan from the British Museum for public display in Wales this summer. In partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives, this will be the third time the cape will have been displayed in Cardiff and will go on to be shown in Wrexham, not far from where it was found. The Cape will be on display for free at both venues as part of the Spotlight Tours organised through the British Museum’s Partnership UK Scheme.
On Monday 21 January Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales began a period of consultation with its staff and partners, including the Trade Unions, regarding a proposed new structure for the organization.
The Bath stone coffin and its resident skeleton at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon have always provoked a great deal of interest from visitors. Now, for the very first time, the face of the coffin’s resident has been unveiled in a portrait, which is on display at the museum, following collaborative research initiated by Amgueddfa Cymru conservators which included isotope analyses and 3D modelling.
A special double bill of stargazing events gets underway in Swansea this week at the National Waterfront Museum.
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The winner of the Artes Mundi 5 prize was announced in an evening ceremony at National Museum Cardiff. From a shortlist of 7, Teresa Margolles has been chosen as the winner of the prize by a panel of international curators and directors. With a first prize of £40,000, Artes Mundi is the largest cash prize awarded for the arts in the UK and one of the most significant in the world. The exhibition, which opened in October, has already had 30,000 visitors.