Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales is proud of its commitment to making the national collections as widely available as possible.
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
Spirit of Place: Sutherland and the Romantic Landscape (16 March - 8 July 2013)
Artist Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was influenced profoundly by the locations in which he worked and during the 1930s he developed a very personal vision of the Pembrokeshire landscape.
The exhibition includes work from the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru and a loan of a major Sutherland oil painting from Tate, Black Landscape. Painted between 1939 and 1940, Black Landscape is one of the best examples of Sutherland's early work in Pembrokeshire.
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.
Admission is free and the building is fully accessible. For events please see the Oriel y Parc website.
Open daily 10am-4pm (Closed 25-26 December).
The Friends of Oriel y Parc was formed in 2011 to raise the profile, support and assist Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery, St Davids.
For more information visit www.friendsoforielyparc.co.uk
Other exciting current projects include:
The Cardiff Story Museum is the capital�s first museum to tell the city�s history and opened its doors to the public on 1st April 2011.
Four years in the planning, the Cardiff Story team worked very closely with Amgueddfa Cymru throughout the project�s life.
Victoria Rogers, 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 collection 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 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.
Amgueddfa Cymru together with the National Library of Wales is planning an exhibition at the newly developed Wrexham County Borough Museum.
The aim is to tell the cultural story of Wales through our national collections, celebrate the arrival of the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham in 2011 and mark 150 years of the biggest event in the Welsh social calendar.
Wider Partnership Work
Relationships continue to be built with venues and institutions within and beyond Wales, which build 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