Checking out the new National Museum of Art in Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

As if 1927 wasn’t a great enough year for Cardiffians (it was the year the mighty Bluebirds won the FA Cup) it was also the year that saw the opening of the splendid National Museum of Wales.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Located in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, the museum now hosts Wales’s national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

In July 2011, six new galleries were opened up as part of a £6.5m development to showcase Welsh and Welsh-owned art.

We went along to check it all out – here’s some photos:

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Into the new contemporary art galleries.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

I really like Richard Long’s work.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Thank goodness there’s an English translation here. Imagine the potential for confusion!

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

I love this piece.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Visiting Chinese artists.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Into the main hallway.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

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