Free travelling-exhibition: Cymru a’r Môr / Wales and the Sea

A free travelling-exhibition exploring the historical and contemporary relationship between Wales and the sea, inspired by the stories and images from the collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the National Library of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and Cadw will be available to book from mid-January 2019 until December 2020. Drawing on images, maps, and manuscripts from these national collections, this exhibition will look at Wales’ maritime history, culture, industry and people and encourage audiences to consider the living relationship between Wales and the sea. This exhibition offers a variety of options to venues. There is a choice of 10 bilingual information panels (A1 portrait size) on 5mm foamex or four bilingual free-standing exhibition panels on 2.5m x 2m x 0.6m ‘twin-sails’, and a combination of both options. The content (text and images) is the same for both options, and we encourage participating touring venues to consider using objects from their own collections to complement the exhibition narrative.

The exhibition will be free to hire and will be available for between 8─12 weeks.

 

Kyffin Williams, 'Storm from the Beach', © The National Library of Wales

Kyffin Williams, ‘Storm from the Beach’, © The National Library of Wales

 

This exhibition will also coincide with the publication of a lavishly illustrated book Cymru a’r Môr: 10,000 o Flynyddoedd o Hanes y Môr/Wales and the Sea: 10,000 Years of Welsh Maritime History produced by the partners and due to be launched early next year. http://www.gwales.com/bibliographic/?lang=EN&tsid=2

 

Wales and the Sea: 10,000 Years of Welsh Maritime History

Wales and the Sea: 10,000 Years of Welsh Maritime History

 

For further information and a copy of the exhibition brochure, please contact Nicola Roberts either by email nicola.roberts@rcahmw.gov.uk or by telephone 01970 621248.

 

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November 7, 2018

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