Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales.
The Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales is a three year project led by the Fed and funded by Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and CyMAL are major project partners. The aims are to implement the concept of a distributed national collection and to increase the profile and use of natural science collections in Welsh museums.
The project has come a long way already.
October 2016 update
This project has now been completed. A final report will be published in due course. In the meantime, material produced by 'Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales' is being released publicly. A successful cooperation early on during the project with the Conservation Department at Cardiff University's School of History, Archaeology and Religion culminated in the production of a number of conservation advice sheets relevant to natural science collections. These advice sheets were researched, designed and written by students and are now available to museums in Wales and beyond as a resource. Five different advice sheets were produced in both English and Welsh.
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Powysland Museum: October 2015 to December 2016
Abergavenny Museum: January to April 2016
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery: May 2016
Carmarthenshire County Museum: June to September 2016
Swansea Museum: October to December 2016
Ceredigion Museum: February to April 2017
Scolton Manor Museum: May to June 2017
Rhyader Museum & Gallery: July to August 2017
Oriel Ynys Môn: September to December 2017
Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archive: January to March 2018
Chepstow Museum: May to July 2018
Cyfartha Castle Museum and Art: Gallery August to September 2018
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery: Dates to be confirmed
Llandudno Museum: Dates to be confirmed
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