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The extinct Dodo pops up at international conference
Prestigious natural history conference comes to Wales for the first time
“Industrial action will cause some disruption at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales sites from 12 – 2pm today (Wednesday, 18 June 2014). However, four of the seven museums will remain open during this two hour period and we are doing our utmost to ensure normal services resume throughout the rest of the day. We would advise visitors to check our website for further information before travelling to any of the sites.
John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, and Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, have announced the appointments of a new Trustee and Treasurer-designate, and two further Trustees to the Museum’s Board.
Slugs from France, Spain and Italy are invading Britain
A new study undertaken by scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, published this week in the scientific journal PLOS One, shows that Britain is crawling with 20% more species of slugs than ever before. Most are already widespread, and may pose new threats to gardeners and agriculture.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) is the first national museum in the world to trial the Culture and Heritage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology (Apple iBeacon), in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and the Locly (app and platform). The programme is being trialled at one of Amgueddfa Cymru’s sites — the National Slate Museum in Llanberis — and will enable visitors to discover more about the collections on their mobile devices as they walk around the site.
During his brief and tragic life, the Welsh artist James Dickson Innes (1887-1914) painted a unique vision of the Welsh landscape in an intensely colourful Post-Impressionist style. Marking the centenary of the his death, a new exhibition Landscapes by J.D. Innes: Beauty Most Wild at National Museum Cardiff, from 12 April to 20 July 2014, sheds new light on the work of this unjustly neglected artist. Generously supported by the Brecknock Art Trust, this is the first exhibition of Innes’s work in twenty-seven years.