National Museum of Wales
Other names: Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru
Foundation date: 1907
Function: Art gallery and museum
Policy: National Museum Cardiff, part of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales, is home to the Welsh national collection of fine and applied art.
History or description: The National Museum of Wales was founded in 1907, but it contains the art collection of the former Cardiff Museum of Natural History, Arts and Antiquities, begun in 1882. The first home for the new national art collection was in eleven police cells and a corridor in the Cardiff Law Courts. It was transferred to the present building in the 1920s.
Dates are usually the year a work was exhibited so may differ from date of production.
New entries have been made each time a work was exhibited due to a lack of evidence about the state, medium or edition shown.
Own National Eisteddfod Association Medal (bronze proof)
Accession number: NMW A 2578. Gift of Sir William Goscombe John
Own National Eisteddfod Association Medal (plaster proof)
Accession number: NMW A 2575. Bequest of T.H. Thomas
Own National Eisteddfod Association Medal
Accession number: NMW A 13118. Purchased
Owned Boy in Pain
Accession Number: NMW A 287. Gift of Sir William Goscombe John in
Exhibitions, Courses, Meetings and other Events
Organized St Ives Society of Artists, 1947
14 October 1947 - 2 November 1947
Organized Contemporary Welsh Art (National Museum of Wales), 1935
15 October 1935 - 30 November 1935
Took part in Founding Meeting of the South Wales Art Group, 1948
Citing this record
'National Museum of Wales', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib1_1205494337, accessed 01 Apr 2015]