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September 2010

Looking at Buildings

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 29 September 2010

Ysgol Rhiwmawr came to our Looking at Buildings session today. They made the most fantastic models of Llainfadyn and Nant Wallter

Posted by Sian Lile-Pastore on 9 September 2010

We've been busy all week setting up the Keepsakes exhibtion. Conservators Sue and Megan have been looking after all the objects and carefully installing them in the glass cases. Yesterday, Becky and Prue, the two lead artists, and Lucy from Womens Arts Association came by to help with the curation and make sure everything was going to plan.

Today we've been working out where to put objects on the chest and bureau, and got clever people to set up the projection for us so visitors can now see a little film from our archive from 1965 of a basketmaker at work.

Alan from 10four design has made some beautiful information and image panels for us and they pull the exhibition together perfectly.


Posted by Mari Gordon on 3 September 2010

The Keepsakes exhibition opens on 11 September so we are busy getting the gallery ready. So far the walls have been freshly painted and we are waiting for the delivery of our lovely information panels.

The exhibition is in collaboration with Women's Arts Association (for some of the background have a look at my previous keepsakes blog!) who employed artists Becky Adams and Prue Thimbleby to work with community groups in and around Cardiff. The groups looked at objects from the collections in St Fagans: National History Museum and made their own art works inspired by what they saw.

We will be showing the women’s art work alongside the museum’s objects, and here’s a sneak preview of some of the objects that the women have made.

  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

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