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Story of Wales’ newest dinosaur grows - Dinosaur foot found by palaeontology student

In June this year, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales announced the discovery of possibly the earliest Jurassic dinosaur in the world, found by two brothers at Lavernock Beach, near Penarth in South Wales. At the beginning of this month, during a field visit to the same location to conduct research for his palaeontology project, Sam Davies who is a palaeontology student at Portsmouth University located the fossilised foot of this Jurassic dinosaur.

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New exhibition tells the story of Y Wladfa - the Welsh Colony in Patagonia

Visitors to the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea will have the chance to delve into the remarkable story of the first Welsh settlers in Patagonia.

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Treasure found in Flintshire

Post-medieval silver mount found at Tanlan Banks, Flintshire declared treasure

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Space scientist visits Cardiff to give ‘behind-the-scenes’ account of historic Rosetta mission

Senior Science Adviser at European Space Agency discusses ‘most exciting space exploration mission in decades’

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Press statement by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

“Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ negotiations with the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union via ACAS on the future of Premium Payments, amongst other issues, are ongoing.

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National Museum Cardiff and Save the Children team up for family fun day

 National Museum Cardiff will be collaborating with Save the Children this summer with a family fun day organised for Thursday, 13 August from 10am – 4pm, the Museum and a host of activities for families to help support and develop learning at home and in the community.

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Industrial action at Wales' National Museums


“We regret that some of Wales’ seven national museums will be affected by a series of strikes by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union this weekend, regarding the future of Premium Payments - additional allowances paid to staff who work weekends and Bank Holidays.


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Cardiff University and National Museum Wales join forces

Two of Wales’s major institutions have joined forces to help maximise the impact of their work.

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Who is better in battle? The Romans or the Celts?

You choose who wins at the National Roman Legion Museum

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New Children’s Explorer Passport

Wales’ heritage bodies team up for summer campaign

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New Keeper of Art for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Renton as its new Keeper of Art. Previously Head of Applied Art for Amgueddfa Cymru, Andrew replaces Oliver Fairclough who retired from his post last month after 28 years working for the organisation.

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Ragnar Kjartansson with National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi shortlisted for award

The four shortlisted museums and their nominated artists for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015, generously supported since its inception by the Sfumato Foundation, have been announced. The nominees are:

  • Pablo Helguera with the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

  • Ragnar Kjartansson with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Artes Mundi

  • Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough with The Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, in partnership with LUX

  • Katrina Palmer with The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute

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