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Enjoy reading with the dinosaurs

As part of celebrations around World Book Day on March 5th 2015, learning officers from National Museum Cardiff take the magic of reading and writing to Merthyr Tydfil this year to, take part in  the annual arts and literature festival, Spread the Word festival hosted by the Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust.

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales acquires Lucian Freud’s Auerbach paintings

Two paintings by Frank Auerbach have found a permanent home at National Museum Cardiff. The works, which will be on display in the museum from 17 March, has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of his friend the world-famous artist, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, and allocated permanently to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

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Treasure found in Anglesey

Late Bronze Age artefacts found in Cwm Cadnant Community declared as treasure

A Late Bronze Age hoard of four gold and copper artefacts, which are thought to be dated to around 1000-800 BC, or 3,000-2,800 years ago, have yesterday (25th February 2015) been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for North West Wales.

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Welsh culture comes to life at the Waterfront this weekend

This weekend the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea will come alive to mark St David’s Day with a mix of music, crafts, daffodils and colourful dragons.

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People’s Collection Wales joins the dot.cymru / dot.wales community

People’s Collection Wales is the latest organisation to transfer its website across to the new .cymru / .wales domains.

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New Money Film is showcased at Waterfront

Pupils from three local schools recently (Wednesday 11 February) had their hard work and dedication showcased at special award ceremony at the National Waterfront Museum.

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Artes Mundi announces closing week events programme

Artes Mundi 6 has announced an exciting finale to the current prize exhibition with a programme of events for the closing weekend February 20th – 22nd 2015.

The events will culminate with a performance by Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artist, Carlos Bunga, who will be returning to National Museum Cardiff on February 22nd.

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Test your trivia at the Valentine’s Quiz Night

Think you know your general knowledge? Then come along and sign up for the National Waterfront Museum’s Valentine’s Quiz Night on Saturday 14 February at 7pm.

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Make a Welsh willow heart for your Valentine

Why not try something different for Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate in Caerleon? The National Roman Legion Museum will be hosting a special Valentine’s Hoops and Hearts Willow Workshop on 14 February, 2-4pm. (£15 per person, book in advance, limited spaces).

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Exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff for 2015

The New Year sees a wealth of new art exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff offering visitors a great variety of temporary art exhibitions, covering nature exhibition, photography, glass and ceramic work.  Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about the technical expertise behind the art work that can be appreciated as both crafts and pieces of art.

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ Historic Photography Uncovered in new exhibition

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.

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Theaster Gates wins the Artes Mundi 6 contemporary art prize

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.

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Working for Victory explores industrial life during the First World War

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.

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Seeing Stars at National Museum Cardiff

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.

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