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A beautiful bronze sculpture by the famous 19th century French Impressionist, Edgar Degas, has found a permanent home alongside other works at the National Museum of Art in Cardiff.
The collections of the NationalWoolMuseum, Dre-fach Felindre, are strongly featured on the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales stand at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Cilwendeg this year.
The stand showcases textiles – past, present and future, with emphasis on the ‘hands-on’ experience. This includes opportunities to knit and weave and to dress up in vintage 60s clothing. On Wednesday and Thursday Carys Hedd will be on the stand up cycling old clothes into modern items of clothing. On Saturday the Knitting Club, who usually meet in the Museum will be teaching visitors to the stand how to knit woollen cakes.
Also on show on the stand is a variety of Wales’ wool products and a display of textiles, reflecting the best textile designs over the years. Contemporary artwork, which is usually on display at the NationalWoolMuseum is also showcased, work inspired by the Museum and its story. This includes woven textiles by Laura Thomas, prints by Julia Griffiths Jones and the end result of projects undertaken between the Museum and school and college students.
Ann Whittall, Manager of the NationalWoolMuseum said: “Not every year the Eisteddfod comes within a stone’s throw to the NationalWoolMuseum here at Dre-fach Felindre. After enjoying a taster on the stand, this might entice people, as they are in the area, to visit the Museum, free of charge, to meet our craftspeople, enjoy a tour and for refreshments at our café.”
She added: “The collections of the Museum tell the story of Wales and they are the people’s collections so hopefully visitors to the Eisteddfod will take advantage of their visit to one cultural event, to visit another heritage site.”
The Amgueddfa Cymru - NationalMuseum of Wales’ stand is located to your left as you enter the Eisteddfod field.
For further information, please contact the Museum on (029) 2057 3070
Following a 90-day consultation period with its staff and trade unions, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales today (13 May) announced a new structure for the organization.
Twelve important modern works of art by internationally renowned artists have been gifted to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. The works, which were given by well-known art collectors Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society, include two lithographs by the famous Surrealist Joan Miró and a major work by Dutch artist Karel Appel and will be exhibited at National Museum Cardiff from 4 May until 21 July 2013.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has been helping to tackle child poverty in Wales by delivering science education through an innovative distance learning project in disadvantaged areas in Wales and UK wide.
The number of people visiting Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ sites is continuing to rise, with figures reaching a record high of 1.75 million visits in 2012-13 (9% above target).