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National Museum Cardiff What’s On Summer and Autumn Guide

July – October 2012

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Exhibitions - all FREE Find out more online: www.museumwales.ac.uk

Library

The Exhibitionists

The Museum’s Library holds a significant collection of antiquarian, private press and other fine volumes, and is particularly rich in early natural history books and accounts of tours of Wales. The 'Book of the Month' display shows examples from the collection.

Thu 28 JuneSun 19 August For the ground-breaking art series, The Exhibitionists, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales gave members of the public access to the National Art Collection. Two of the five people were given the opportunity to curate an exhibition for real at the Museum which is on show this summer.

David Jones II: Engravings, Illustrations and Inscriptions Until Sun 15 July

New Perspectives: Landscape Art in Wales since the 1970s Until Sun 19 August A display exploring the representation of the landscape of Wales since the emergence of conceptual art. Includes paintings, sculpture, photography and film.

Research and Reveal: Investigating French Art with the University of Bristol Until Sun 9 September A fresh look at the Museum’s collection of preImpressionist French paintings researched and interpreted by postgraduate students from the University of Bristol. This collaborative project has been funded by the Association of Art Historians.

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Until Wed 19 September One of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2011 showcases the very best in photographic images of the natural world. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine and is sponsored by Veolia Environnement.

© David Fettes (UK) Pool of Hippos

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Through the Magic Mirror: The World of Anthony Browne Until Sun 23 September Anthony Browne is a truly unique and exceptional picture book artist whose pictures often tell more of the story than the words. Through the Magic Mirror, the World of Anthony Browne brings Anthony’s work to life, with real street scenes including the infamous Willy the Wimp, the character said to be based on Anthony himself. Explore scenes from his books, such as the back yard from Changes and enter the forest where his fairytale adaptations can be found, including Hansel and Gretel, Me and You, Bear Hunt and The Tunnel. The last stop is the gallery within a gallery to play Anthony Browne’s The Shape Game. A touring exhibition from Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books.

Going Modern: The Struggle for Abstract Art in Wales Sat 21 JulySun 25 November How did artists in Wales came to terms with the emergence of abstraction as a dominant form in the post-war decades? All of the selected artists in this display were either members of 56 Group Wales or had been invited to join the group at some point in their careers.

The Wolf Inside Sat 13 October24 February 2013 Ever wondered about the ancestors of your pet dog? Ever wondered why cows are different colours or why there are so many different kinds of sheep? Come and find the answers amongst the skulls and skeletons on display.

Animeiddio Cymru Wales Animation Sat 27 OctoberSun 17 March 2013 From Jerry the Tyke to SuperTed, Fireman Sam to Rastamouse, Wales has been at the heart of animation for close to a century. Come to experience the past, the present and the future in Wales Animation.

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Artes Mundi 5 Sat 6 October-Sun 13 January 2013 Artes Mundi, Wales’s biggest and most exciting contemporary visual art show is back for its 5th exhibition in its new home, the outstanding National Museum of Art, on the top floor of National Museum Cardiff. Seven exceptional artists have been selected to take part in the exhibition, drawn from over 750 nominations covering every continent in the world except Antarctica. Their work explores social themes, telling stories of lived experience from countries and cultures across the world through a variety of media including sculpture, installations, photography, film and performance. In late November an international panel of judges will award one of the artists the £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize, the UK’s largest art prize. Why not vote for your favourite shortlisted artist in the inaugural Audience Choice poll. For details of guided tours including Welsh language tours and other information visit Artes Mundi online: www.artesmundi.org @ArtesMundi /artesmundi

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the principal sponsor of Artes Mundi 5. Artes Mundi is publicly funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the Welsh Government and the City and County of Cardiff.

Guided Tour

Family Workshops

Daily 2pm

Every Sunday Sun 7 OctoberSun 13 January 2013

Explore the exhibition with one of our Live Guides.

Art Cart: Artes Mundi Every Saturday Sat 6 October-Sat 12 January 2013, 10am-4pm Create your own response to the exhibition with materials and activities from the Art Cart.

Collateral 2007: Sheela Gowda

Art Lunchtime Talk Create your own works of art with the help of the Artes Mundi Live Guides. Hour long workshops for all the family.

Fri 12 October, 1.05pm Artes Mundi: An Introduction. Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director, Artes Mundi.

Big Draw Tue 30 OctoberFri 2 November 11am, 1pm & 3pm Experiment with different drawing techniques as you explore the work in the Artes Mundi exhibition.

Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 19 October, 1.05pm Artes Mundi: The Museum and the Contemporary. Nick Thornton, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Please note the images shown are a representation of the artists’ work and may not be featured in the exhibition

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Family Activities Clore Discovery Centre

The Animal and Plant Games Gallery Trail

Discover and handle hundreds of museum objects. Pick up a free gallery trail to explore the galleries or bring in your mystery object and we’ll help you identify it. 2pm at weekends and daily during school holidays, 11am-4pm.

Tue 22 MaySun 30 September Follow the trail and explore our galleries to discover who might win at the Animal and Plant Games.

Something New from Something Old Family Workshops Sat 21-Fri 27 July, 11am, 1pm & 3pm As part of the Festival of British Archaeology come and explore 10,000 years of symbols and images in our Origins archaeology gallery and help turn these into a collage of patterns to decorate the Museum!

Explore, Discover, Create‌ Every Saturday, 11am, 1pm & 3pm Art and Science workshops will take place on alternate Saturdays. Every week you will learn about different specimens or works of art and respond through making something to take home. Suitable for children age 4+. Explore, Discover, Create is generously sponsored by Westco.

Free

Adults

Family

Book on Arrival

Hands on

Talk

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Be Inspired ‌

Family Film Club

Sat 28 July-Fri 10 August, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sundays 22 & 29 July, 5, 12, 19 & 26 August, 2pm

Family activity in the art galleries. Help us create a work of art!

Wildlife Photography Workshops Sat 11-Fri 24 August, 11am, 1pm & 3pm Find out how to take photographs of wildlife using museum specimens as subjects.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy one of our summer family films. Visit the website for details.

Animeiddio Cymru – Wales Animation Family Day Sat 27 October, 11am-4pm Where can you see a cheese-loving mouse detective, a teddy with super-powers and the bravest fireman in Wales? Join us and some of your favourite characters to celebrate the launch of Wales Animation with a day of activities for the whole family.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3000


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Tame Tigers & Well-behaved Wolves Sat 27 OctoberFri 2 November, 11.30am, 1.30 & 3.30pm Discover the wild side of your pet dog or cat.

Natural Science Open Day Wed 31 October Meet our natural history curators and visit the stands in the Main Hall to see some of the 5 million specimens from our stores. Follow our spooky Halloween quiz trail – see weird and wonderful objects from the natural world. Book onto a special tour to explore the collections housed behind the scenes (suitable for age 8+).

Take time out for lunch in our Oriel Restaurant or Coffee Shop, and browse in our gift shop.

Free

Family

Hands on

Tour

Book on Arrival

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Tours, Talks, Concerts and more Daily Guided Tour: Highlights of Art

Archaeology Lunchtime Talk

Behind the Scenes: Geology

12.30pm for 30 minutes

Wed 4 July, 1.05pm

Tue 10 July, 1.05pm

What has Archaeology got to do with buildings? Bev Kerr, Council for British Archaeology’s Conservation and Community Officer for Wales.

Find out about our research and discover how we store and keep track of the thousands of rocks, fossils and minerals in our care, or visit our labs to discover how we prepare fossils and how we identify rocks and minerals. Content of tour will vary each month. Suitable for ages 10+. Some tours may be unsuitable for visitors with restricted mobility, call (029) 2057 3148 for advice.

Guided Tour: Origins – in search of early Wales Every Saturday & Sunday 11.45am for 30 minutes

Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 6 July, 1.05pm

Daily Guided Tour: Artes Mundi 2pm

Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Tue 3 July, 1.05pm Find out more about our research and how we look after and document the thousands of insects, molluscs, plants, vertebrates and marine life in our care. The topics change each month. Some visits may be unsuitable for visitors with restricted mobility, call (029) 2057 3148 for advice.

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Terry Setch, Viewing Lavernock, New Perspectives: Landscape Art in Wales since the 1970s.

Film Screening

Art Lunchtime Talk

Fri 6 July, 2pm

Fri 13 July, 1.05pm

David Jones between the Wars: The Years of Achievement, with an introduction by the filmmaker Derek Shiel.

Is your dream to become a curator? Have you ever wondered what it takes to stage an art exhibition yourself? The successful participants from BBC Wales’s series The Exhibitionists will share their experiences of working with Amgueddfa Cymru’s art department and Wales’s art collection.

Art Opinions Service Fri 6 July, 2pm-4pm Bring in your own picture or art object for opinions/ referrals by the Art Department. Valuations cannot be given.

For more details on all events visit www.museumwales.ac.uk or call (029) 2057 3000


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Archaeology One Day Conference ARCHAEO-PASTS LIVE 2012 Sat 14 July We’ll start the Festival of British Archaeology by celebrating some of the latest archaeological discoveries in Wales, and the hidden histories of ancient artefacts. Booking essential: (029) 2057 3148. Tickets £5/£4 concessions. Further details on the website.

Archaeology Family Open Day Sat 14 July, 10am-4pm Join curators and conservators from the Department of Archaeology & Numismatics, discover some of our archaeological treasures and try your hand at some family activities. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

Free

Charge

Adults

Behind the Scenes: Art

Panel discussion: The Exhibitionists

Tue 17 July, 1.05pm

Thu 19 July, 2pm-4pm

Applied Art: Modern Design. Rachel Conroy, Assistant Curator, Applied Art.

Field visit to the Prehistoric sites of Gower Wed 18 July A guided tour of Prehistoric monuments, caves, Bronze Age burials, Neolithic tombs and Arthur’s Stone. Tickets £40/£35 concessions, includes coach transport. Booking line opens 1 July. Further details at www.museumwales.ac.uk Part of the Festival of British Archaeology.

Booking by telephone

Book on Arrival

Talk

A special panel discussion to complement the BBC Wales art series The Exhibitionists and the exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. Speakers who have participated in the programme will discuss their experiences in making the ground-breaking art series - from the producers to the curators! Booking essential: (029) 2057 3148.

Tour

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Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 20 July, 1.05pm

Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity

Behind the Scenes: Geology Tue 11 September, 1.05pm

Tue 4 September, 1.05pm See 13 July for details.

Organ Recital Fri 27 July, 1pm Guest soloist, Robin Baggs (Westonbirt) will perform on the Williams-Wynn 18thcentury organ. Sponsored by Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Art Opinions Service Fri 3 August, 2pm-4pm See 6 July for details.

See 10 July for details. See 3 July for details.

Archaeology Lunchtime Talk

Guest soloist, Huw Tregelles Williams (Morriston) will perform on the WilliamsWynn 18th-century organ. Sponsored by Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Fri 14 September, 1.05pm

Wed 5 September, 1.05pm The Evolution of Human Mortuary Activity from Ape to Upper Palaeolithic. Dr Paul Pettitt, Reader in Palaeolithic Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Art Lunchtime Talk

Artists Exhibiting Together: The early decades of Group 56 Wales. David Moore, Independent Curator.

Behind the Scenes: Art Tue 18 September, 1.05pm

Fri 7 September, 1.05pm

Using Archival Sources for Research. Oliver Fairclough, Keeper of Art.

The Struggle for Abstraction: Progressive Art in Post-war Wales. Nicholas Thornton, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Archaeology Lunchtime Talk

Organ Recital Fri 31 August, 1pm

Art Lunchtime Talk

Wed 19 September, 1.05pm

Art Opinions Service

Bringing the Past to Life. Sally Pointer

Fri 7 September, 2pm-4pm See 6 July for details.

Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 21 September, 1.05pm Conserving Contemporary Art. Katy Sanders, Oil Paintings Conservator.

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Behind the Scenes: Geology Tue 9 October, 1.05pm See 10 July for details.

Behind the Scenes: Archaeology

Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity

Tue 25 September, 1.05pm

Tue 2 October, 1.05pm

The Artefact Study Room: Replica Artefacts.

See 3 July for details.

Natural Science Lunchtime Talk

Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 5 October, 1.05pm

Wed 26 September, 1.05pm DNA barcoding the Welsh flora. Dr Tim Rich, Department of Biodiversity

Taith Iaith Thu 27 September, 1.05pm Explore the art galleries and practice your Welsh!

A closer look at some new art acquisitions. Oliver Fairclough, Keeper of Art .

Art Opinions Service Fri 5 October, 2pm-4pm See 6 July for details.

Organ Recital

Lunchtime Concert

Fri 28 September, 1pm

Sun 7 October, 1pm

Guest soloist, Robert Court (Cardiff University) will perform on the WilliamsWynn 18th-century organ. Sponsored by Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

The Fiore and Rustic Quintets, performances by two leading wind ensembles from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Free

Adults

Book on Arrival

Talk

Tour

Concert

Archaeology Lunchtime Talk Wed 10 October, 1.05pm Local Pots for Local People: The ceramic analysis of pottery from South Glamorgan. Alice Forward, PhD student, Cardiff University.

Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 12 October, 1.05pm Artes Mundi: An introduction. Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director, Artes Mundi.

Behind the Scenes: Art Tue 16 October, 1.05pm Paintings Conservation. Adam Webster, Chief Conservator.

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Art Lunchtime Talk Fri 19 October, 1.05pm

Archaeology Lunchtime Talk Wed 24 October, 1.05pm

Artes Mundi: The Museum and the Contemporary. Nick Thornton, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Cardiff Coffee Concert Sat 21 October, 11.30am

After the Party? The Iron Age midden and feasting site at Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan. Adam Gwilt, Later Prehistorian.

Taith Iaith Thu 25 October, 1pm

Leonid Gorokhov (Cello) Olga Vinokur (Piano) Advance tickets*: Adults £8.80, Concessions £6.60 from New Theatre Box Office: (029) 2087 8889 or www.museumwales.ac.uk. Small number of tickets available on the door on the day of the concert: £10. *Includes handling fee.

Behind the Scenes: Archaeology Tue 23 October, 1.05pm

Join us to explore the wonderful world of sea worms and sea creatures and practice your Welsh!

Organ Recital Fri 26 October, 1pm Guest soloist, Philip Thomas (St Johns, Cardiff) will perform on the Williams-Wynn 18th-century organ. Sponsored by Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

The Illustration Studio: Illustrating Books. Find out more about all of these events and sign up for our e-newsletter at www.museumwales.ac.uk Open: Tues-Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm. How to find us: Located in Cardiff’s Civic Centre. Take J32 from the M4 southbound onto the A470, following signs for the city centre. From Cardiff Central bus and train station, take the ‘Free b’ city centre bus to Greyfriars Road. You can now take the City Sightseeing tour bus to St Fagans: National History Museum. Departs from National Museum Cardiff hourly from 10am-4pm until 30 September 2012. Please check the Museum website for departure times. Details correct at time of printing. Please check www.museumwales.ac.uk before making a special journey.

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