Archives: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month journalist, presenter, and newsreader Huw Edwards chooses his favourite works of art from the National Collection as part of the #LoveArt Campaign. Here’s […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chief Executive and Librarian, Linda Tomos tells us about her love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps campaign. “North Wales as you’ve never seen […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Musician Dr Lyn Davies talks about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. This week he has chosen Miners’ Bus by Josef […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chief Executive and Librarian, Linda Tomos tells us about her love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps campaign. “For me, this map shows the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: The Legends in our Art

As part of the Arthur and Welsh Mythology exhibition, Gregynog Gallery – the largest and most prestigious gallery in Wales – will exhibit some of […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chief Executive and Librarian, Linda Tomos tells us about her love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps campaign.   “My fascination with maps dates […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month, musician Dr Lyn Davies talks about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. His second choice is ‘Arthur Giardelli’ by […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: 80 years since the offical opening of the Library building

This is a guest post by Dr Rhidian Griffiths.  You are welcome to submit posts for our consideration in Welsh or English. All posts must […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Mike Parker chooses his favourite maps from the Library’s collection as part of the #LoveMaps campaign. A new town in Mid-Wales, 1966 “Nearly two decades […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month, musician Dr Lyn Davies talks about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. His first choice is Kyffin Williams’s painting […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Over the next couple of months writer, broadcaster and map addict, Mike Parker chooses his favourite maps from the Library’s collection as part of the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Another month has flown by. Here is Presenter and Broadcaster Elinor Jones‘ final choice as part of the #LoveArt campaign – ‘Y Brain’ by Eirian […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Elinor Jones has chosen  ‘Self Portrait’ by Kyffin Williams as her third choice in our #LoveArt Campaign.   “The artist in his favourite place, the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Work Experience at the Library…..

It was the last of my time working at the National Library on Friday. I applied for two weeks work experience there to try and […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Elinor Jones has chosen  ‘Bishop’s Palace, St David’s’ by John Elwyn, 1982 as her second choice in our #LoveArt Campaign. “The choice of a light […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month, Presenter and Broadcaster Elinor Jones chooses her favourite works from the National Art Collection and has chosen ‘Era Machine in Landscape’, 1969 by […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Over the next couple of months writer, broadcaster and map addict, Mike Parker chooses his favourite maps from the Library’s collection as part of the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: The Cynefin Project and Placename Evidence for the Sites of Historical Vineyards in Wales

This is a guest post by one of our users, Mr Stephen Jones.  You are welcome to submit posts for our consideration in Welsh or […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Another month has flown by. Here is our former Librarian Andrew Green’s final choice as part of our #LoveArt campaign. This week he has chosen  […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

It deserves to be seen “Who painted this picture?  And who’s the subject?  The object itself, without a frame, is silent: the canvas is unsigned […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Gwlad y Gân: Valériane Leblond and Peter Stevenson

On Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 a fascinating lunchtime lecture by the artist Valériane Leblond and Welsh folklore expert, Peter Stevenson, was held in the Drwm, […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Former Librarian Andrew Green has choosen “Portrait of a man with a red waistcoat” as one of his favourite paintings from the National Art Collection. […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

It was a pleasure to welcome former Librarian Andrew Green to the Library to choose his favourite art works from the National Collection. This week, […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Over the next couple of months writer, broadcaster and map addict, Mike Parker chooses his favourite maps from the Library’s collection as part of the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Storm from the Beach   “I grew up near the sea and the seaside is still important to me. I began my life on Anglesey […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

It feels like ‘home’….. “I really like the work of Osi Osmond. I was privileged to spend time filming with him in his studio -he […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

During the next months, presenter Nia Parry will be choosing her favourite art works from the National Collection. There isn’t anyone in Wales who isn’t […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Graham Sutherland is my favourite artist. Graham Sutherland is my favourite artist. I met him while I was at University when he received an Honorary […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Every line on his face tells a story ….. Why Presenter Sian Lloyd has chosen a portrait of Evan Roberts by Kyffin Williams as one […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Pete Davis: Observations, Collections, Recollections. A Lifetime in Photography

At the moment the Gregynog Gallery is host to a major retrospective exhibition of Welsh photographer Pete Davis. In the exhibition there are photographs spanning […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Josef Herman was a local hero and the community was very proud of him. “I have always appreciated the work of Josef Herman. When I […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month, presenter Sian Lloyd chooses her favourite works from the National Art Collection. I love this painting and have chosen it for several reasons. […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Periscope

Since 2015, The National Library of Wales has been using a platform called Periscope for broadcasting live events such as lunchtime lectures, conversations with curators […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: The first Welsh artist that I encountered…..

Elin Jones, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales John Elwyn was the first Welsh artist that I encountered. Prior to that it’s possible that I […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Gender equilibrium

The Welsh Wicipedia becomes gender neutral. The Welsh Wicipedia has become one of the first Wikipedia’s in the world to offer as many articles about […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

On International Women’s Day, Politician Elin Jones has chosen Bro by Mary Lloyd Jones as one of her favourite works of art for #LoveArt campaign. […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

Happy St David’s Day to you all! We are pleased to announce our new #LoveArt campaign. Famous Welsh personalities will be choosing their favourite art […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: OBSERVATIONS, COLLECTIONS, RECOLLECTIONS – a lifetime in photography: Pete Davis.

4 March 2017 – 17 June 2017 Gregynog Gallery A major retrospective exhibition of photographs spanning six decades, along with new work highlighting the photographer’s […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: The National Library of Wales in the Digital Age

Developments in digital technology mean that Libraries in the 21st century have to adapt its services to fulfill the needs of their users. Today, users […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: A Crowdsourcing Platform for Wales

The Library is grateful to Welsh Government for funding this innovative project and in particular to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: An insight into the life of Josef Herman during the Ystradgynlais Years

Josef Herman, a Polish born artist, was internationally acclaimed for his portraits of miners which he created in Ystradgynlais, South Wales during the 1940s. His […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Legends!

We’re all aware that Wales is the land of legends; from the Mabinogion and the red dragon, to King Arthur and the Nanteos Cup.  But […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: New Welsh Journals Website

During the next few months, a team of Library staff will be working together to develop a new website for Welsh journals. What will be […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: WICIPOP

A new project will focus on improving Welsh language Wikipedia coverage of the Welsh Pop Music scene. The Welsh Wicipedia contains around 90,000 Welsh language […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Blogs: Getting it right

If you’re reading this you’re familiar with the National Library of Wales’ blog. The blog has been going in different formats now for around 8 […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Story Behind the Image Part 2: ‘Ronnie Davies’ by I. C. Rapoport

Photographer I.C. Rapoport shares this story behind this image of Ronnie Davies in the Aberfan: The Days After exhibition here at The National Library of […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Meet Colin – one of our Volunteers

When I moved to Aberystwyth, having retired from teaching History and Politics, I knew that I wanted to volunteer at the National Library of Wales. […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Christmas at the Library

Well, Christmas has arrived at the Library! It’s the 2nd of December, and it’s time we joined in the festivities. If you come to the […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Celebrating Christmas at The National Library

What are you up to on the evening of the 8th of December? Why not join us at the Library for an evening of festive […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Story Behind the Image: ‘John Collins’ by I. C. Rapoport

Photographer I.C. Rapoport shares this story behind this image of John Collins in the Aberfan: The Days After exhibition here at The National Library of […] Parhau i ddarllen