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National Museum Cardiff once again hosts Wildlife Photographer of the Year, from 18 June to 11 September 2011, in the newly opened Natural History galleries.
As part of celebrations surrounding International Biodiversity Day 2011, National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a day of natural history activities for the whole family on Saturday 21 May, 10am-4pm.
A week of Lunchtime Conversations at this year’s Hay Festival of Literature and Arts will welcome the public to join in a series of lively informed debates. Hanes Cymru-History Wales, a partnership of Wales’s leading heritage organisations, will provide a platform for expert speakers from the heritage, arts and university sectors to discuss, question and celebrate history in modern Wales. Topics will include cultural tourism, economic regeneration and science teaching in Wales.
From 5 May 2011 to 27 July 2011, the 1536 ‘Act of Union’ between England and Wales will be on display at St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff.
New modern and contemporary art galleries complete
Wales’s National Museum of Art
Amgueddfa Cymru is heavily involved in DNA barcoding the Welsh flora. The aim of the project is to create DNA barcodes (unique sequences of DNA bases – like fingerprints) for all 1,143 flowering plants in the Welsh flora.