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Gulbenkian winner pledges support to National Waterfront Museum

Big Pit, the winner of last year’s Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year has pledged its support for the only Welsh museum in this year’s competition.

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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales gets behind Swansea's bid to be named UK top museum

Next Wednesday (12 April), the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, will find out whether it's reached the final shortlist in the 2006 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. The museum, which opened its doors in October 2005, has attracted over 80,000 visitors and has already reached the top ten in this prestigious prize. Steph Mastoris, Head of the Museum, says:

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National Slate Museum Pledges support for Swansea's bid to be UK top museum

Today (3 April 2006), Dr Dafydd Roberts, Keeper at Llanberis' National Slate Museum, has called on the people of north Wales to support Swansea's National Waterfront Museum's bid in the 2006 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. He says:

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Film Characters Come to Life at National Museum Cardiff

With less than a week to go before the opening of the film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown in the UK, why not call into National Museum Cardiff to have a real look at some of the characters in the film.

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Recipient of £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize Announced

Eija-Liisa Ahtila is a visual artist and skilled film maker who produces photographs and video or film installations that fill and subvert gallery spaces. She combines the objectivity of a documentary maker with the imaginary visualisations of a psychologist. She describes her films as ‘human dramas’. Details of daily living, accounts of surreal activities and evidence of states of mind meld visually into works which are enhanced by the cinematic and televisual qualities of the media she uses.

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Scorching Science

Leatherback turtles in Wales? Never! Nature Detectives and An Evening with the Stars are just three of the events on offer with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales during Science Week this year between 11-19 March. There is something for everyone!

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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.