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‘War’s Hell!’: The Battle of Mametz Wood in Art

New exhibition at National Museum Cardiff begins Battle commemorations in Wales

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Captivating new art-form descends on National Waterfront Museum

Relics: a photospherical reflection on Wales is now being showcased at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

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Waterfront welcomes Miss Bogie as part of successful school project

The National Waterfront Museum is delighted to present a brand new display in its Welsh Achievers Gallery.

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Adventure is a big hit at National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum enjoyed a very busy day on Saturday 2 April celebrating the Year of Adventure in Wales.

 

 

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Rembrandt masterpiece goes on display at National Museum Cardiff

From today (5 April 2016), Rembrandt van Rijn’s Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet (1607-1685) will be shown at National Museum Cardiff for a period of three years.

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Rembrandt masterpiece goes on display at National Musuem Cardiff

From today (5 April 2016), Rembrandt van Rijn’s Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet (1607-1685) will be shown at National Museum Cardiff for a period of three years.

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National Roman Legion Museum has bagged a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund

We are delighted to announce we have bagged £10,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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St Thomas Community Primary set up home at the National Waterfront Museum

Reception pupils at St Thomas Community Primary in Swansea have recently been engaging and discovering the wonders of the National Waterfront Museum as part of a national King’s College London innovation project.

The pupils – aged 4 and 5– have spent the last term (from 22 February) undertaking learning activities at the city-based Museum and a second group will take part in the project from May.

My Primary School is at the Museum takes the school classes directly into museum for their day-to-day programme of lessons, including lunches and breaks, offering a different experience from the more usual, occasional museum visit.

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Press Statement: Strike action at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales museums

 

“Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales regrets that a number of Wales’ national museums will be affected by industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) during the Easter weekend (25 – 28 March 2016).

 

“The action by PCS comes as Amgueddfa Cymru tries to bring the dispute over weekend working allowances to a conclusion. Last week, the Museum announced it would start consulting with those affected by planned changes to weekend working allowances (Premium Payments), on an individual basis. The process is due to start on 4 April, unless an agreement can be reached before then.

 

“Details of how the strike action will affect Wales’ national museums are as follows:

 

Friday 25 March         Big Pit National Coal Museum will open at 1pm but with no underground tours.

Saturday 26 March     National Wool Museum closed.

National Waterfront Museum’s galleries closed.

Sunday 27 March       St Fagans National History Museum’s grounds, shops and café will be open but some historic buildings may be closed.

                                    National Slate Museum closed.

Monday 28 March      National Museum Cardiff will be open including the shop, restaurant and coffee shop. Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology and the art galleries will be closed on this day.

Big Pit National Coal Museum will open at 1pm but with no underground tours.

 

The National Roman Legion Museum will be open as usual over the weekend.

 

“The Museum is urging all our visitors to check its website for the latest information before travelling to the Museums (www.museumwales.ac.uk).

 

“Facing a 4.7% cut in its Grant in Aid from the Welsh Government on top of a 25% reduction in real terms over the last five years, Amgueddfa Cymru cannot continue to pay Premium Payments in their current form, which now cost the Museum around £750k a year.

 

“The consultation process with its recognised trade unions began in 2014, and a year later Prospect Union accepted the changes as the best that could be received via negotiation. PCS rejected the offer which led to two rounds of conciliation meetings between Amgueddfa Cymru and the trade union via ACAS. In December 2015, an agreement was reached and signed by both PCS and Amgueddfa Cymru.

 

“However, Amgueddfa Cymru was told earlier this month that PCS would not ballot its members on the Museum’s proposal regarding the future of the weekend working allowances, despite this being a core part of the agreement reached through ACAS. In addition, the trade union informed Amgueddfa Cymru that PCS members at Big Pit would be restarting industrial action short of a strike from 21 March to 30 April 2016, again breaking the terms of the agreement.

 

“Resolving this dispute is now a matter of urgency for Amgueddfa Cymru, due to the pressures of a reduced budget. Therefore, it has no choice but to proceed to individual consultation. Only yesterday it launched a Voluntary Redundancy Scheme, which is open to all staff across the organisation.

 

“Amgueddfa Cymru is doing its utmost to protect staff and visitors as far as possible from the effects of the cuts, but difficult decisions have to be made to balance the books and ensure the organisation remains sustainable into the future.”

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

AMGUEDDFA CYMRU

Catrin Taylor

029 2057 3185

07920 027067

catrin.taylor@museumwales.ac.uk

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Take yourself on a great adventure to Wales’s heritage sites

For those looking for an adventurous weekend look no further than some of Wales’s most iconic heritage sites, which will be hosting a series of events as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend (Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April).

 

Cadw, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, The National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have come together to host a number of heritage events at sites across the country as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend, in celebration of Visit Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure.  

 

From archery, dinosaur exhibitions and picnics to music events, story-telling and knights and princess trails, there’s an adventure to be had for anyone who dares!

 

Cadw’s role in the Great Adventure Weekend comes as part of its Historic Adventures campaign, which aims to ignite people’s interest in Welsh history and encourage people to have their own historic adventure.  

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see Wales’s key heritage organisations working in partnership to bring visitors this Great Adventure Weekend. With so many different events happening at sites across the country, there is ample opportunity for visitors to have their own heritage adventures during Wales’s Year of Adventure.”

The Great Adventure Weekend is just the start.  Families can continue their adventure trail all through the summer with an all-new list of 24 truly ‘epic’ heritage adventure experiences, including stargazing amongst the ruins of Wales’s best preserved Abbey, seeing Indiana Jones’s hat, whip and jacket up close, creating a Lego castle, traveling 300ft underground into Wales’s mines or even joining a big medieval sleep over in one of Wales’s most iconic castles.

 

Ken Skates continues: “Visitors can continue exploring Wales’s history throughout the summer by accessing the new list of heritage adventures online. I urge everyone to unleash their adventurous side and take part in this exciting programme of events to find out more about Wales’s remarkable history.”

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Take yourself on a great adventure to Wales’s heritage sites

For those looking for an adventurous weekend look no further than some of Wales’s most iconic heritage sites, which will be hosting a series of events as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend (Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April).

 

Cadw, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, The National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have come together to host a number of heritage events at sites across the country as part of Wales’s Great Adventure Weekend, in celebration of Visit Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure.  

 

From archery, dinosaur exhibitions and picnics to music events, story-telling and knights and princess trails, there’s an adventure to be had for anyone who dares!

 

Cadw’s role in the Great Adventure Weekend comes as part of its Historic Adventures campaign, which aims to ignite people’s interest in Welsh history and encourage people to have their own historic adventure.  

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see Wales’s key heritage organisations working in partnership to bring visitors this Great Adventure Weekend. With so many different events happening at sites across the country, there is ample opportunity for visitors to have their own heritage adventures during Wales’s Year of Adventure.”

The Great Adventure Weekend is just the start.  Families can continue their adventure trail all through the summer with an all-new list of 24 truly ‘epic’ heritage adventure experiences, including stargazing amongst the ruins of Wales’s best preserved Abbey, seeing Indiana Jones’s hat, whip and jacket up close, creating a Lego castle, traveling 300ft underground into Wales’s mines or even joining a big medieval sleep over in one of Wales’s most iconic castles.

 

Ken Skates continues: “Visitors can continue exploring Wales’s history throughout the summer by accessing the new list of heritage adventures online. I urge everyone to unleash their adventurous side and take part in this exciting programme of events to find out more about Wales’s remarkable history.”

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Second community museum set to open doors in Penderry

The National Waterfont Museum in Swansea is once again helping local community groups create their very own museum.

Located in Penlan Community Centre, the brand new museum will officially open to the public this Friday, 18 March with an open day to celebrate the occasion.

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Waterfront shows commitment to accessibility by celebrating Disabled Access Day

The National Waterfront Museum recently (Saturday 12 March) took part in Disabled Access Day.

Disabled Access Day is a national event that encourages disabled people to visit somewhere with friends and/or family that they have never been before, whether that is a coffee shop, cinema, sports centre or museum.

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Cardiff Professor appointed as National Museum’s Head of Research

Cardiff University's Professor Bella Dicks has been appointed as Head of Research for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. 

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Fun times in store at the National Wool Museum

It’s all about family fun this weekend (Saturday 5 March) at the National Wool Museum in Dre-Fach Felindre.

From 10am-3pm, the Museum will open its doors to welcome a day filled with crafts, storytelling, balloon modelling, games and dancing.

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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 packed programme featuring daffodils and dragons, live folk music and a traditional twmpath.

The St David’s Day Party will take place on Saturday 5 March from 12pm to 8pm.

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