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2020 diary


The National Museum closed all seven of its sites on March 17th for an unspecified time following a pronouncement from the Welsh Government.
As a result, all our talks and trips from that date were cancelled or postponed until 2021.

There will be a despatches to members when we will update you on developments.

Organisers are in discussion with Success Tours, aiming to postpone rather than cancel the Cambridge and Liverpool trips and you will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.

Several talks have been given as Zoom presentations since October and this will continue into 2021.


4 Saturday Talk: ‘Dinosaurs’ - Dr Caroline Buttler, Head of Palaeontology, National Museum Cardiff  (Gwen Williams)
18 SaturdayTalk: ‘Treasures from the Air: Aerial Archaeology in Wales’ - Toby Driver (Christabel Hutchings)
31 Friday Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff
Sponsored by the Friends - 1pm

15 Saturday Talk:  ‘Aberglasney, Now and the Future’ - Joseph Atkin, Head Gardener (Janet Jones)
28 Friday
Free recital on the Watkin Williams-Wynn Organ in National Museum Cardiff
sponsored by the Friends - 1pm
28 Friday
St David’s Day Tea Party with traditional entertainment from Meurig Williams and The Friends (Jane Gagg)
11 Wednesday
Visit: Oxford  (Dorn Swaffield)
21 Saturday Talk: ‘Leonardo da Vinci and the Royal Collection’ - Martin Clayton (Gwen Williams)
12 Sunday
Easter Sunday
Friday 16th 11.00am
Zoom on-line Talk: Belle Vue park, Newport and Thomas Mawson .
Speaker: Christabel Hutchings, a member of our Board of Trustees. 
Christabel taught at Coleg Gwent and is closely involved with local historical societies.
Friday 23rd 11.00am Zoom on-line Talk: Burry Holms, Gower: The Prehistoric Archeology of an Island.
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Walker.
Elizabeth is Principal Curator of Collections and Access at the National Museum Cardiff.
 14 Saturday
Zoom on-line Talk: Cardiff since 1800: A Journey Through Time
 Speaker: Richard Carter
Richard is a member of our Board of Trustees. He was a history teacher and worked at the WJEC.

21 Saturday
Zoom on-line Talk: The first modern British artists? The Radical and scandalous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Speaker: Stella Grace Lyons
Stella is a regular lecturer in the UK and Europe for the Arts Society and other cultural organisations and lectures at the University of South Wales
Saturday 12th 10.30am
Zoom on-lineTalk: The History of the Christmas Card
Speaker: Steph Mastoris
Steph is the Head of the National Waterfront Museum Swansea.

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Note: Talks, except those in February, March and April, are usually held in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, commencing at 10.30 am.
Tickets for the talks, which are open to the general public, are available at the door.
Admission is 10 to include tea/coffee & biscuits following the talk.
Friends who book and pay in advance will only be charged 8.

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