Cynon Valley Museum has partnered with Amgueddfa Cymru and Cyfartha Castle in a new project titled Valleys Re-told.
The Valleys Re-told project, led by Amgueddfa Cymru and funded by the Museums Association / Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund will work with the Cynon Valley Museum Trust and Cyfartha Castle Museum and Gallery to develop opportunities for schools and community groups to take part. The project will work with local people to re-tell and challenge the stories behind items in the Amgueddfa Cymru collection and transform the way Amgueddfa Cymru interpret and use their collection.
Richard Jones, Chair of Cynon Valley Museum Trust said “At the Cynon Valley Museum we pride ourselves in making the history of the valley accessible to the community. I’m really pleased that we are now going to be able to make interacting with the collections held by the National Museum Wales more accessible to the people of our local communities. It is a collaborative project between ourselves, National Museum Wales and Cyfarthfa Castle and will involve working with community groups, helping to tell new stories and challenge stories from the past that may misrepresent our current values. This is a brilliant opportunity for us to work with the other partners involved to bring history to our communities.”
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Be Part of the Project
This project will run from September 2021 for three years. Amgueddfa Cymru is currently working with both partner museums to recruit a community learning officer to deliver this work. If this is a role you might be interested in you can find out more by following the link below to Amgueddfa Cymru’s website.