Archives: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales

National Library of Wales Blog: Kyffin Williams 100: Behind the Frame

“It is ironic that I am the most loved & most honoured Welsh artist of all time & yet I am hated by the art […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps – Rhys Jones

Delving down into the deep – blog post by Professor Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University as part of our #LoveMaps Campaign   Geological maps have always […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt – Huw Rees

This month TV presenter, Journalist and Designer Huw Rees tells us about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. He has chosen […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

This month Professor Rhys Jones of Aberystwyth University discusses “Mapping Welshness” as part of our #LoveMaps campaign.   I have always been fascinated by maps […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month TV presenter, Journalist and Designer Huw Rees tells us about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. He has chosen […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: A new project to chart the ‘Rise of Literacy’ in Europe

How has written text shaped our world through the centuries? This is the theme explored by a new Europeana ‘Rise of Literacy’ project, in which […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveArt

This month TV presenter, Journalist, and Designer Huw Rees tells us about his love for art as part of our #LoveArt campaign. He has chosen  […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chris Catling, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Secretary tells us about his love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps […] Parhau i ddarllen

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. He […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: Wici-Iechyd (Wiki-Health)

Improving online access to Welsh language health information The newly appointed National Wikimedian at the National Library of Wales will begin in his new role […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chris Catling, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Secretary tells us about his love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps […] Parhau i ddarllen

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. He […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chris Catling, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Secretary tells us about his love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: #LoveMaps

Chris Catling, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Secretary tells us about his love for maps as part of our #LoveMaps […] Parhau i ddarllen

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. He […] 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. It’s the year 1675 – how […] Parhau i ddarllen

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. He […] Parhau i ddarllen

National Library of Wales Blog: The National Library of Wales at Wikimania

Just days after the National Library announced they were employing the Uk’s first, and world’s second, permanent Wikimedian I travelled to Montreal in Canada for […] Parhau i ddarllen

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