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New Director of Artes Mundi reveals shortlist for the UK’s biggest contemporary art prize

The shortlist for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize was announced today (12 December 2013) by Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi’s new Director & Curator. It includes outstanding artists from eight countries:Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK), Omer Fast (Israel), Theaster Gates (USA), Sanja Iveković (Croatia), Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Renata Lucas (Brazil), Renzo Martens (The Netherlands).

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Further evidence links West Wales with Stonehenge

New research pinpoints major source of Stonehenge’s spotted dolerites

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St Davids Award at National Museum Cardiff

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has called for people from across Wales to recommend someone they feel deserves recognition for their outstanding achievements as nominations for the new Welsh awards system open today.

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Brunel in Wales Exhibition at the National Wool Museum

An exhibition of the works of Brunel in Wales will be at the National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre from Saturday 17 August until Saturday 9 November, looking at the major rail, bridge and sea works built by the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859) in Wales.

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National Wool Museum Works on Project for Priary and Secondary School Pupils in Burry Port

Pupils in year nine at Ysgol Glan-y-Môr, Burry Port, along with pupils at the feeder primary schools: Ysgol Pwll, Ysgol y Castell and Ysgol Pembre, have finalised a month  long project, in partnership with the National Wool Museum, creating a large wall hanging. The piece of work was yesterday (Thursday 18 June) handed to the Museum by the pupils to be displayed in the Community Gallery of the National Wool Museum from the second of August until the second of September.

 

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Rarely seen works by Keith Vaughan on show at National Museum Cardiff

A new exhibition -Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground - Drawings, Prints and Photographs, 1935-1962 - which is on tour from the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, will open at National Museum Cardiff tomorrow (Saturday, 13 July 2013).

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  • National Museum Cardiff

    National Museum Cardiff

    Discover art, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    St Fagans

    St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit

    Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.

  • National Wool Museum

    National Wool Museum

    Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell.

  • National Roman Legion Museum

    National Roman Legion Museum

    In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. Today at the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

  • National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum

    The National Slate Museum offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn.

  • National Waterfront Museum

    National Waterfront Museum

    The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

  • Rhagor: Explore our collections

    Rhagor (Welsh for ‘more’) offers unprecedented access to the amazing stories that lie behind our collections.