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Two or three editions of our glossy 20 to 28 page magazine are published each year and posted to members.
Each edition contains interesting and informative feature articles relevant to members' interests, written by museum staff, guest writers and speakers
as well as those by members of the Friends..
Articles have covered such diverse subjects as: 15th century wall paintings, Bridges in Wales, Rings, Lady Llanover, St Fagans and the Other Earls,
the National Slate Museum, the Stonehenge Bluestones, Dickens and Merthyr Tydfil,
Shovelhead Worms and South Wales in 1803.
There are regular features which include Museum News, BAfM News, Friends' news, reports on Friends' tours and summaries of talks given to the Friends.


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Art

Category Article Edition
Page
Art, Botany A Passion for Plants:
Botanical Illustrations by Women Artists
Feb 2010 

Art, Botany Drawn from Nature: Botanical Illustrations Oct 2009

Art, Botany From the Botanical Illustration Collection: Bryan Poole June 2010
16 
Art, Ceramics English Pottery at Amgueddfa Cymru Feb 2010 16 
Art, Ceramics Miners’ Mural, Llandough Hospital Oct 2010
12 
Art, Ceramics Llandough Miners' Mural - update
Feb 2011

Art, Drawing A Private Passion – Llareggub:
Peter Blake Illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood
Sept 2014

Art, Drawing Place in Wales:
Reconstructing Drawings from a Sketchbook by Francis Place
June 2011
Art, Dress Rowan Williams’ Enthronement Robes   
June 2013
10 
Art, General Banksy versus Bristol Museum Feb 2010
14 
Art, General Enchanted Heritage: Artistic Expression Amongst the Romans
Oct 2010
Art, General From the Abergavenny Workhouse to the V&A and Beyond  Feb 2013
21 
Art, General Michael Edmonds: A Tribute Sept 2014 17 
Art, General Oriel y Parc, St David's
Feb 2010  17 
Art, General Stories from the Sea: A New Exhibition at Oriel y Parc
Oct 2011
15 
Art, General The Emperor’s New Clothes or The Assassins of Beauty
Feb 2012
11 
Art, Glass
John Petts: The Wales Window
Feb 2012 19 
Art, History, Wales Medieval Paintings at Llancarfan Church Oct 2015 21
Art, Jewellery
Rings
June 2010 20 
Art, Painting
A Love for Art: The Eric and Jean Cass Gift
Sept 2013
12 
Art, Painting Every Picture Tells a Story
Feb 2011 17 
Art, Painting Francesco Guardi: A New Acquisition
Feb 2012 12 
Art, Painting Impressionist Painting on Loan
June 2012
14 
Art, Painting James Dickson Innes (1887-1914)
March 2014
18 
Art, Painting Maximilian Lenz: A Secessionist in Cardiff
Feb 2013 15 
Art, Painting Ray Howard-Jones: Retrospective Exhibition
June 2013

Art, Painting Rembrandt in Focus
Feb 2010  15 
Art, Painting Searching for an Idiom: Brenda Chamberlain as Artist
Oct 2010
Art, Painting Still Life With Poron: A New Acquisition
Oct 2010 13 
Art, Painting Terry Setch RA
Feb 2010 
Art, Painting The 15th Century Wall-Paintings of St. Cadoc’s Church, Llancarfan
June 2010
Art, Painting The Eight: American Artists of the Early 20th Century
Oct 2009 18 
Art, Painting Two Paintings of Margam House Acquired
Feb 2013 14 
Art, Painting Two Paintings, One Ship
June 2010 18 
Art, Painting Worktown: The Drawings of Falcon Hildred
Sept 2013
14 
Art, Posters Railway Posters
March 2014 15 
Art, Print, History Cartoons of J M Staniforth March 2015
4
Art, Printing Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press
June 2013 14 
Art, Sculpture Edith Downing (1857-1931): Artist and Activist
Feb 2013
Art, Sculpture The Sculptor Next Door: Frank Roper (1914-2000)
Oct 2009 11 
Art, Sculpture Theresa Nguyen
Oct 2010

Cymraeg


Categori Erthygl Rhifyn
Tud
Cymraeg, Biograffeg
Cofio Taith Fawr Y Noddwr Hael June 2013  11  
Cymraeg, Teithio Tro yn Andulucia June 2013 17  
Cymraeg, Teithio Abingdon a Kingston Bagpuize Oct 2011 9  
Cymraeg Dewi Sant: “Y Pethau Bychain” Oct 2009 20 
Cymraeg Medi 1966 Feb 2011 13  



Dance, Education, Engineering


Category Article
Edition
Page
Dance
Folk Dancing in Wales Oct 2012 13
Education Educators and Curators: The Early days of the Museum Schools Service in Cardiff Oct 2009 22
Engineering, Civil Bridges in Wales June 2010 7
Engineering, Civil Watkin George (1759-1822) Oct 2010 19
Engineering, Mechanical The Pierhead Clock
Feb 2012 15
Engineering, Transport Tom Rolt – Centenary
June 2010 15



Geology


Category Article
Edition
Page
Geology
Coal Seams & Copper: W. E. Logan and the Geological Map June 2012 8
Geology Malachite, Georgeite and Tinned Peas Feb 2013 7
Geology, Fossils A New Species of Fossil Crinoid Discovered in South Wales Sept 2014 22
Geology, Fossils Archaeopteryx: Feathers of Stone Feb 2012 16
Geology, Fossils Wales' newest dinosaur Oct 2015 21
Geology, Fossils Fossil Turtle Rediscovered Alter 150 Years
Feb 2013 12
Geology, Fossils Fossils in Stone: Acid Preparation of Fossils
Oct 2012 12
Geology, Fossils Golden Wonder: Rare Fossil Trilobite
Sept 2013 16
Geology, Fossils Wales' newest dinosaur Oct 2015 21 
Geology, Museum The De La Beche Archive at Amgueddfa Cymru
Oct 2009 10



History


Category Article Edition
Page
History, Art Sites of Inspiration March 2015 15
History, Artefacts From the Seal Cupboard: Mary Magdalene at Goldcliff Oct 2009 17
History, dress English Silks Worn at Tredegar House Oct 2009
21
History, Education Thomas Howell (1485-1537) Oct 2011 12
History, Estates Cyfarthfa Castle June 2010
History, Estates Fonmon, The St John Family and Bolingbroke Sept 2013
History, Estates St Fagans Castle and the ‘Other’ Earls
Feb 2012
History, Estates The Mineral Collection of Lady Henrietta Antonia Clive Oct 2011
History, Estates Who Lived at Stackpole Court? Sept 2014 18
History, Food Remembering the White Ox of Nannau
Feb 2010  4
History, Industrial Children in Mines
Oct 2011 14
History, Industrial China: The Criminal District of Merthyr Tydfil (1830-1840) June 2013 9
History, Industrial Dinorwig ’69: The End of the Line for One of the Largest Slate Quarries in the World 
June 2010 5
History, Industrial Tynewydd Disaster: Mission Accomplished  Oct 2012 11
History, Industrial Michael Edmonds: A Tribute Sept 2014 17
History, Modern Yanks in the Rhondda
Oct 2010 15
HIstory, Music Charles Dickens in Merthyr Tydfil
June 2012 16
History, Music Romantic World of Ivor Novello March 2015 26
History, Roman Equus - Roman Cavalry Oct 2015 4
History, Politics Five Days of Freedom: Chartists in Llanidloes
June 2011 14
History, Social
Drinking Punch in the 18th Century
Feb 2012 19
History, Social
Hooks, Wheels & Rag Dolls
June 2012 15
History, Social
John Christopher - Man of No Letters
Feb 2011 12
History, Social Single Parenthood in the 18th Century
Feb 2011 4
History, Social When Nelson Came to Merthyr
June 2011 18
History, Social Witch Bottles & Healing Charms
Oct 2011 5
History, Wales A Roman Belt Buckle
Feb 2011 5
History, Wales Benjamin Malkin: A View of South Wales in 1803
Sept 2014 10
History, Wales Cathays Cemetery: Dead Cats, The Spanish Consul’s Daughter and a Severed Leg
Feb 2010 18
History, Wales Daniel Defoe in Wales
March 2014 8
History, Wales Gerald of Wales
Oct 2009 4
History, Wales Henry Tudor’s March through Wales March 2015 9
History, Wales Hywel Dda
Feb 2011 16
History, Wales Lidos & Public Baths in Wales
Feb 2011 16
History, Wales Old Cures: Amgueddfa Cymru's Materia Medica Collection
Feb 2011 8
History, Wales Pontypridd Bridge and William Edwards Oct 2015 19
History, Wales Ty Mawr and a Bishop of Llandaff
March 2014 19
History, Wales A Genius for Publicity: Lady Llanover (Gwenynen Gwent)
Feb 2012 4
History, War, Mining Rhondda Coal & the Jellicoe Specials Oct 2015 7
History, War, Mining When Dai Became Tommy March 2015 13
History, Women, Science Women at Work Oct 2015 10



Language, Law and Literature


Category Article
Edition
Page
Language, English
Can I Misquote You On That? June 2011 19 
Language, English We Are Not Amazed June 2010 21
Law Welsh Legal Identity June 2012
Lilterature, Poetry Alun Lewis: A Welsh Discovery Oct 2010 18 
Literature, Print Private Press Books: Recent Additions to the Museum’s Library
June 2010 17 
Literature, Welsh War Poets: Hedd Wyn
Oct 2011 17 



Museum,  Music


Category Article Edition
Page
Museum, Caerleon Young Archaeologisits at Amgueddfa Cymru Oct 2015 23
Museum, Exhibition British Passion for Landscape March 2015 7
Museum, Exhibition The Great War: Efforts and  Ideals March 2015 8
Museum, Friends Hugh Jones: A Tribute June 2011 17
Museum, Friends Our President: Pat Kernick        
Oct 2010
Museum, Galleries Where Shall We Take Them Today? Feb 2011
Museum, History First World War Commemoration March 2014 4
Museum, National New post-1950 Galleries at National Museum Cardiff Oct 2010 12
Museum, Patrons Becoming a Patron Oct 2015 9
Museum, Personnel Wales in Miniature: A Memory of Douglas A. Bassett
June 2012 14
Museum, Personnel T.H.Thomas (1839-1915): A Founding Father of the National Museum of Wales March 2014 9
Museum, Politics Protect or Project: Wales’s Cultural Dilemma Oct 2010 17
Museum, Slate 40th Anniversary of the National Slate Museum June 2012  10
Museum,
St Fagans
Making History at St Fagans June 2010 11
Museum,
St Fagans
Creu Hanes - Making History: Transforming St Fagans June 2012 10
Museum,
St Fagans
The Future Is Now: Collecting Contemporary Life at St Fagans National History Museum 
Feb 2012 13
Museum,
St Fagans
Saints in the Window March 2015 24
Museum, Trust A Backward Glance  June 2011 9
Museum, Wool National Wool Museum: Made in Wales
Oct 2012 16 
Music, Craft
Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2009
Feb 2010
Music, Opera
Galuppi and Goldini
Oct 2009 19 
Music, Poplular Fred Godfrey: Music Maker Extraordinary
Oct 2011 18
Music, Welsh The Welsh Crwth: A New Discovery within an Old Instrument
June 2013 15 




Science


Category Article Edition
Page
Science, Biochemistry Energy in Creation, Honeybees and Obesity June 2013 4
Science, Biology Georg Dionysius Ehret March 2014
Science, Botany Alive or Dead: Resurrection Plants
Sept 2014 13
Science, Botany Conserving Kew Garden’s Wax Orchid Flower Collection Feb 2012 10
Science, Botany Drawn from Nature: Botanical Illustrations Oct 2009 6
Science, Botany The Ghost Orchid: One of Britain’s Rarest Plants
March 2014 13
Science, Chemistry A Skatole Story
Feb 2012 6
Science, Chemistry E. A. Moelwyn Hughes: A Lost Welsh Intellectual? Oct 2012
Science, Conservation Preventive Conservation March 2015 19
Science, Creatures Dance Flies from Chile Feb 2013 16
Science, Creatures Ghost Slug: A Diet of Worms
Feb 2010  19
Science, Creatures Peregrine Update
Oct 2009 23
Science, Creatures Secrets of the Ammonites June 2010 22
Science, Creatures Species New to Science: Shovelhead Worms from Around the World
June 2013 13
Science, Creatures The Cave Spider Hunt
June 2011 16
Science, Creatures The Ghost Slug March 2015 11
Science, Ecology Biodiversity and Sustainability
Oct 2010
Science, Geology Fossil Reptile From Penarth Feb 2011 15
Science, Health Madness not to Stay Safe around Mercury Sept 2014
Science, History Michael Faraday in Wales
Sept 2013
Science, Palaeontology Wales' newest dinosaur Oct 2015 21
Science, Wildlife Unknown Wales Conference
June 2013 10




Travel & Visits


Category Article
Edition
Page
Travel, Europe
Art & Culture of Valencia June 2012 17
Travel, Europe Alsace-Lorraine & The Black Forest Feb 2013 13
Travel, Europe Classic Naples and the Amalfi Coast March 2015 30
Travel, Europe Turin
Oct 2015 19
Travel, World Celebrating Twenty-one Years Oct 2015 15
Visit, England Broadway and Sezincote Oct 2015 30
Visit, England Corsham Oct 2009 15
Visit, Wales Ogmore & Ewenny June 2011 12



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