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Johnstown Community Dresser 2007/8

Johnstown Youth Management Committee

We want to create a contemporary dresser, one that reflects what is important to people today.

Objects curated by different communities from around Wales will be displayed in the Oriel 1 gallery, St Fagans National History Museum, for 6 months at a time, and then returned to their owners.

These will reflect the story of Wales today, just as the traditional Welsh dresser reflected the history of families over the centuries.

If you'd like to know more, or get involved, please contact Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life on 029 2057 3428 or email

The second group we worked with for the community dresser was Johnstown Youth Management Committee from near Wrexham (

This digital story features members of the Johnstown Youth Committee explaining why they chose their objects for display in the Community Dresser, The video is English language and requires Flash Player which can be downloaded free from the Adobe website.

Their objects were on display in Oriel 1 between November 2007 and May 2008.

These are the things they chose, and why:

Click on the thumbnails below for details.




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