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Wednesday 21 September 2016, 10.00am


A visit to the National Museum of Wales Collections Centre

Heol Crochendy, Parc Nantgarw, CF15 7QT

National Collections Centre   

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It is well known that most museums’ collections include artefacts too numerous for all to be exhibited at the same time. The purpose of the Collections Centre of Amgueddfa Cymru is to undertake custody, curatorial care, management, and conservation of the wide variety of such items in its possession.

While the Centre is accessible to the public by prior appointment, our visit will be specifically structured to appeal to Friends with an interest in fine art. There will be a short introductory talk with coffee/tea being served after which the main speakers will be Nick Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art, and David Jenkins, Principal Curator Transport who will give a talk about the Department of Industry’s ship portraits. The visit will be of approximately two hours’ duration.   

Those wishing to attend should note that transport to Nantgarw will not be provided, Friends being asked to make their own travel arrangements. Coming from the direction of Cardiff on the A470 one should take the A468 for Parc Nantgarw. Ample free parking is available. Public transport does not serve the immediate locality.
The charge for the visit is 10. If you wish to attend please complete the slip below, returning it with SAE to Roger Gagg,15 Llandennis Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6JD. (Tel: 02920 752338)  Places are limited to 40 and a ballot of applications received may be appropriate.


Directions

The National Collections Centre can be found by exiting the A470 at the A468 Caerphilly/A4054 Treforest Trading Estate junction.

Turn left down the hill.

At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Heol Crochendy. The College buildings are on both sides of the road.

At the next small roundabout go straight ahead; the Showcase cinema will be on the right and Macro on the left.

The entrance into our car park is the 2nd turning on the left immediately after the small red brick offices comprising Charnwood Court and directly opposite the Peacocks Warehouse. Veolia is the unit after us.

Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Visit to National Collections Centre Nantgarw
Crochendy Road,

10.00am on Wednesday 21 September 2016

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