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Museums Year 1989
1989 is 'Museums Year', so make sure you make the most of the
museums in the county this year. Events which may be of interest to
members and local historians in some of our museums are as follows:
NEWPORT MUSEUM
April-December The Chartists-An exhibition
illustrating the work and social
conditions of the people in South Wales
150 years ago in the era of Chartism.
Sat. 20th May Museum Open Day-to celebrate
Museums Year. This will include activity
sessions in archaeology, natural history
and local history and a look behind the
scenes at the conservation laboratory.
MONMOUTH MUSEUM
10th June-16th July Switched-On Monmouth-an exhibition
about the history of electricity supply in
the town, to complement a touring
exhibition from the Science Museum
'Electrical Energy'.
22nd July-3rd Sept. Heraldry of Wales-an exhibition about
the heraldic traditions of Wales based
on the collections of the Welsh Folk
Museum with local emphasis on
heraldry in and around Monmouth
including a town 'heraldry' trail.
1 1 th Nov.-Jan. 1990 Change and Decay-the Buildings of
Monmouth-an exhibition looking at
recent and planned developments in the
town using the museum collections of
photographs, prints, paintings and
archives to assess the amount and
quality of change. Associated activities
will include guided tours of the town,
gallery talks, worksheets for children
and the publication of a revised Town
Trail.
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