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Launch of Llwybrau Llafar Sain Ffagan: Welsh Language Teaching Resource

Oakdale Workmen's Institute, Museum of Welsh Life
Wednesday 6 October 11.00 a.m.
with Alun Pugh, Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport
and Jane Davidson, Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Education & Lifelong Learning

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Turner in north Wales, 1799

on loan from Tate Britain

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
2 October 2004 – 9 January 2005

JMW Turner is widely recognised as one of Britain's great landscape painters. His visits to Wales during the first ten years of his career provided the inspiration for some of his most intense and romantic watercolours.

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Queen of the Night

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
7th September – 28th November

A rare 4,000 year old terracotta relief of a Babylonian goddess, nick-named 'The Queen of the Night' and hailed as one of the most important art works from ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) will go on show at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff on 7th September.

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An Art-Accustomed Eye: John Gibbs and art

National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff
18 September 2004 – 16 January 2005

What inspires someone to collect art — money, fame, personal pleasure?
Art collector, psychologist and educationalist, Dr John Gibbs (1912–1996) believed visual art could provide a powerful and meaningful social experience and spent a lifetime establishing collections for this purpose.

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The National Museums & Galleries of Wales - future governance arrangements.

The National Museums & Galleries of Wales today (10 September 2004) submitted its paper to the Welsh Assembly Government setting out its views on its future governance arrangements.

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IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED AT MUSEUM SITES

Today, 13th August, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (NMGW) reaffirmed its commitment to making even more of its collections accessible, after confirming how a £3.5 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government will be spent.
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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.