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A three year project to document, curate and digitise a selection of historic photography from Wales’s national collections, has culminated in a new exhibition Historic Photography Uncovered opening at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 24 January. The Natural Images project was made possible thanks to a £600,000 gift received from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in 2011 and the project was set out to digitise images spread across several disciplines from geology and botany to industrial history and art. Up to 10,000 images will have been digitised by the time the project ends in April 2015 and a selection of these images will be included in the new exhibition.
Chicago-based, contemporary-artist Theaster Gates has been chosen from a shortlist of 10 of the world’s most important artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, a new exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum explores the stories of Welsh men and women who worked in essential industries to support the war effort.
Back by popular demand, National Museum Cardiff will again be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family on Saturday 10 January, 10am-4pm.
£175,000 awarded to the Museum by players of People’s Postcode Lottery
This December, visitors to National Museum Cardiff will be able to enjoy a brand new exhibition focusing on the work of French glassmaker Maurice Marinot, who was a pioneer in the development of glass as a studio art form. Maurice Marinot: A Passion for Glass, opening on 20 December until June 2015, is an installation that will show the pioneering work of the studio artist who skilfully explored the potential of glass work.
Every year we see people getting into the spirit of Christmas as soon as December begins. But did you know that around this time of year the Romans customs and traditions were actually not so different from ours?
Think you know your general knowledge? Then come along and sign up for the National Waterfront Museum’s quirky Christmas Quiz on Thursday 11 December at 7pm.
Join us this weekend as the National Waterfront Museum comes alive with a sparkling mix of crafts and carols, along with a visit from Santa and amazing animatronic penguins!