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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.
The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce one of the most important philanthropic donations in its 100-year history, which will benefit public collections across the UK for generations to come.
St Fagans: National History Museum and National Museum Cardiff named in top 5 of ‘UK’s Most-loved Museums’.
St Fagans: National History Museum on the outskirts of Cardiff and National Museum Cardiff in the heart of the Welsh capital have both been awarded ‘Recommended Provider’ status in the November edition of consumer magazine Which?.
Following the recent popular BBC series Prehistoric Autopsy, presented by Prof Alice Roberts and Dr George McGavin, National Museum Cardiff will be hosting the BBC Learning interactive exhibition which accompanies the series on 8-11 November in the museum’s main hall.
Recent excavations by archaeologists from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales at the Viking age settlement of Llanbedrgoch on the east side of Anglesey, have shed important new light on the impact of Anglo-Saxon and Viking-age worlds operating around the Irish Sea.