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What’s New at The National Library of Wales?


Recent accessions Exhibition

During the Autumn The National Library of Wales will be showcasing a wide-ranging selection of acquisitions recently received on behalf of the Nation. They are the choice of archivists, curators and librarians; items that reflect some of the highlights of our mission to collect.

Artists such as Moses Griffiths, Iwan Bala and Paul Peter Piech will be showcased alongside curious items from our archive and manuscript collection, such as a letter smuggled out of Frongoch prisoner of war camp and a 1760 volume of transcripts of sermons by the Rev. Griffith Jones of Llanddowror. These items were donated or purchased in order to enrich and enhance the collection in accordance with the Library's Collection Development Policy.

Linda Tomos, Chief Executive and Librarian at The National Library of Wales said:

“Collecting is an essential part of the Library’s remit and strategy; we collect according to the needs of present and future users whilst aiming to build a collection of national importance. “

The National Library of Wales has a wide variety of cultural and historical material which encompasses art works, archives, manuscripts, photographs, film, sound, maps and printed material; items that reflect, as objectively as possible, all aspects of Wales’ past and present. The exhibition is no more than a snapshot of some of those resources, but further riches can be explored via the Reading Rooms and the Library’s website

The exhibition is on display from 16th September to 16th December 2017.

Further Information

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