The Royal Commission and the Department of Archaeology and Numismatics at the National Museum of Wales have worked together to produce a new online facility allowing the artefact collections in the National Museum to be searched alongside archaeological site information on Coflein. For the first time it is possible to search the two national collections together.
Searching is carried out through Coflein mapping which shows the location of archaeological artefacts (or ‘finds’) as coloured dots against large-scale Ordnance Survey maps. Sites listed in the National Monuments Record of Wales are shown as different colour dots. Clicking the dots will reveal detailed information about the collections.
This facility is part of the ongoing public database developments being carried out by the innovative SWISH partnership between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. It is part of the first phase of a national portal for the historic environment of Wales. Database information from Cadw will also be available in this first phase of the portal, enabling one-step searches across all three national organisations concerned with the historic environment in Wales.