We're proud of our commitment to making the national collections as widely available as possible.

We have developed two partnership schemes specifically for local museums and galleries in Wales: Sharing Treasuresand ArtShare Wales.

We also work very closely in other ways with key regional partners throughout Wales including Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Oriel y Parc, Wrexham County Borough Museum and The Cardiff Story.

Oriel y Parc

Oriel y Parc, St Davids
Oriel y Parc, St Davids

Oriel y Parc is a unique collaboration between Amgueddfa Cymru and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, in which services for visitors are joined by displays from the national collections to celebrate the landscape.

» More information about Oriel y Parc

Other exciting current projects include:

The Cardiff Story Museum is the capital's first museum to tell the city's history. It opened its doors to the public in April 2011.

The Cardiff Story Museum
The Cardiff Story Museum

Four years in the planning, the Cardiff Story team worked very closely with Amgueddfa Cymru throughout the development.

Victoria Rogers, from The Cardiff Story, says:

"Giving advice on everything from the specification of museum cases and the best alarms and environmental monitors to buy, to the procedures we could put in place for our front of house staff, Amgueddfa Cymru have acted as our supportive adviser.

It has been especially pleasing to work with them to borrow objects from the national collections for display in our museum. Cardiff has an amazing story to tell, and up until now it has not had a place to tell it.

In the creation of our new galleries we did a great deal of consultation with the public who told us that they wanted an object-rich museum - no small task when you are starting a museum off from scratch.

The support and commitment Amgueddfa Cymru staff have shown has enabled us to borrow objects that have not been seen in Cardiff for decades (or longer). They are now out of Amgueddfa Cymru's stores and on show in our galleries, which can only be good for us, our visitors and Amgueddfa Cymru."


Wrexham County Borough Museum
Wrexham County Borough Museum

Wider Partnership Work

We continue to develop relationships with venues and institutions within and beyond Wales, building on both the long-standing policy of lending to other institutions and on the experience of partnership work. For example, exchange and partnership projects with other national museums outside Wales has led to the sharing of curatorial strategies as well as objects being more widely accessible.

For further information on working in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru please contact Dr Angela Gaffney, National Partnerships Manager, on (029) 20573316 or Angela Gaffney

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