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Thorn Island Battery Fort, Angle. 2002 (Image: DI2006_1244 / NPRN: 402789) Stained glass window at Hawarden Church designed by Burne-Jones, depicting violin and lute players. 2003. (Image: DI2005_0596 / NPRN: 310514)

 Inside Welsh Homes, 2012 – 2013

A new exhibition of images from the Royal Commission’s archive will offer a glimpse inside Welsh homes through time. The exhibition will feature images reproduced from negatives and prints held in the National Monuments Record of Wales (the Commission’s archive) in Aberystwyth; with almost 2 million images and 125,000 drawings it is the biggest visual archive in Wales.

The images will explore Welsh homes through the ages from humble cottages to grand country houses, and will be displayed alongside objects from the collections of the museums and galleries hosting the exhibition. The exhibition will be supported by the Royal Commission’s forthcoming book, Inside Welsh Homes, which will showcase about 200 key images from its vast archive.

The exhibition will open to the public at Ceredigion Museum on 26 May 2012 for six weeks, and will then travel to other museums around Wales. Details of confirmed venues are shown below.

2012

26 May 2012 - 7 July 2012, Ceredigion Museum

24 August 2012 - 20 October 2012, Scolton Manor

1 November 2012 - 5 January 2013, Bedwellty House and Park

2013

19 January 2013 - 2 March 2013, Bangor Museum and Art Gallery

1 May 2013 - 8 June 2013, Carmarthenshire County Museum

18 June - 31 August 2013, Swansea Museum

1 October 2013 - 4 January 2014, Llandudno Museum

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