Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales student project
September 22, 2015

We’ve been lucky to have help from Sarah Matthews over the summer months and Sarah is continuing to volunteer for the project.  Sarah has helped a lot with the preparations for our exhibition ‘Stuffed, Pickled & Pinned; 50 Wonders of Nature in Welsh Museums’, which launches at Powysland Museum this October. Thanks Sarah! “My name […]

Presidents Last Post
December 1, 2014

Well it’s been a fantastic 5 years as Fed President, so I have to confess to being a little sad now it’s all over, but I can look back on some really exciting times. The Museum Strategy for Wales came very early on in my presidency of, and I was delighted to sit on the […]

Linking Collections
November 19, 2014

Well it’s been a busy few months on Linking Collections. Christian Baars left the project earlier this year to take up a post as Senior Preventive Conservator at Amgueddfa Cymru. He’s continued to offer valuable support to the project however since I took over in September. We’ve nearly completed collections reviews in all the partner […]

Scott Reid 1974 – 2013
May 19, 2014

Scott Reid, Curator, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery died suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the tragically young age of 40. Scott graduated with a degree in museum studies from the University of St Andrews in the 1990s. I first met him when he worked for my husband as a research volunteer at […]

#museumweek was a #success!
April 2, 2014

March 24th – 30th saw the first ever #museumweek.  Hundreds of museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe came together on Twitter to highlight the great work that is being done in Museums behind the scenes and to make the work that the museums do more transparent to the general public. #museumsweek started […]

We’re blogging!
March 21, 2014

The Fed is happy to announce that we have finally taken the leap into the world of blogging! Blogs will be brought to you by committee members Emma Routley and Arran Rees, Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales Project Manager Christian Baars and Nicola Williams from the Audience Development Team of All Wales – Libraries, […]

National History Collections in Wales
February 20, 2014

There more than 100 natural history collections across Wales, containing a fantastic record of Welsh (and international) fauna, flora and geology. Many of these collections go back to the early 19th century. They are an irreplaceable resource for public exhibitions, teaching and scientific research. These collections include some real jewels, such as a King Penguin […]