Enriching our Collections – The Martin Ridley Collection

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 15:43

National Library of Wales staff share their knowledge and views of Martin Ridley’s photographic collection. The recently uploaded images capture life in Wales in 1905, as seen through the eyes of a commercial photographer from Bournemouth.

Working with the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:19

We've been working with the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales on an exciting new initiative to ensure that new items from museum collections across the country are shared with the public.

Looking down the lens: Ceinws Archives

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 13:42

In November, we began to digitize, preserve and publish over a thousand images relating to Corris and the immediate area. This collection, taken over a period of 15 years, records different aspects of the area's history.

Life at Sea

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:28

Wales’ territorial sea stretches 12 nautical miles from the coastline and is extremely rich wildlife. But these seas – which are almost double the size of Wales – are also rich in their history and legends.

Cofiwch Dryweryn – One hundred and counting!

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:58

From Garn Fadryn on the Llŷn Peninsula to Bridgend, and from Crwbin to Wrexham, Cwmorthin and Grangetown, there are now over a hundred different ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ murals to be seen up on the People’s Collection Wales website.

Cultural Ambition

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:28

Keir Griffiths is one of the first cohort of trainees across Wales who has been accepted for the Cultural Ambition project – a project which supports young people to develop workplace skills in the heritage sector. At the moment the 23 year old trainee has a placement at the National Library of Wales which contributes to the programme led by Creative & Cultural Skills and Welsh Government through the HLF Skills for the Future grant and recently, Keir has been contributing to the People’s Collection Wales website, by adding content which celebrates the rich history of Wales and its people.

The Story of the Forest

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:18

The Story of the Forest is one of the Unlocking our Sound Heritage (HLF) projects within the National Library of Wales. Recently, ten MA Archive Administration and MSc Digital Curation students from Aberystwyth University, led by Dr Sarah Higgins, had the opportunity to digitize and to preserve personal stories told by those who have lived and worked in and around the forest – from Anglesey in the north to the Dyfi Valley in mid Wales and the Tywi forest in the south-west.

March Newsletter 2019

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:49

Cynefin - Our Welcome is a community film education project, funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales and supported by Michael Sheen and the Josef Herman Art Foundation.

The Angel Shark Project: Wales needs your help!

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:21

Angelsharks were once common, gliding over the seabeds of the East Atlantic and Mediterranean. This amazing species has disappeared from much of its range, and is now Critically Endangered. An important population remains in Wales, and they need your help to safeguard it.

September 2018 Newsletter

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:03

Each year the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Committee invites all schools in Wales to enter heritage projects in a nationwide competition. Over the years People’s Collection Wales have supported the competition by sponsoring some of the digital awards.

This year Ysgol Penboyr and Ysgol Maesydderwen won the award for Digital Excellence, Congratulations to them both!