“Saving Treasures;Telling Stories” is an all-Wales Project about bringing archaeology to life and enabling community engagement. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and administered by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in partnership with the Federation of Museums and Galleries in Wales and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales.
At Powysland Museum the project takes as it starting point the existing collections of archaeological jewellery in the three local authority museums in Powys: Powysland Museum in Welshpool, Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells and Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery in Brecon. Some of the objects have been acquired by the museums as recent treasure finds, whilst others have been in the collections for several years.
The project encompasses:
a temporary exhibition on archaeological jewellery from the museums in Powys.
engagement with a number of community groups in story-writing sessions, art and jewellery workshops and research inspired by the artefacts and their stories, to be displayed in the exhibition.
art and craft activities, “finds open days” and other events for a wider audience during the exhibition period.
The museum is working with a number of partners to deliver the promised outcomes including Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, the poet and writer Pat Edwards and the artist Andrew Logan. The community partners are Welshpool High School’s Art department, Buttington-Trewern Primary School, Welshpool Camera Club, Llanfair-Caereinion Historical Society, Welshpool Young Carers and Welshpool Kaleidoscope group.
Weekdays, except Wednesday: 11am-1pm & 2-5pm; Saturday 11am-2pm