New acquisition in Wales

October 18 2012

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Picture: National Museum of Wales

The National Museum of Wales has acquired two early 18th Century landscapes of Margam House, near Port Talbot. The pictures (which I valued for the museum about a year ago), cost £218,500, of which £142,300 was provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. So more good news from HLF on the picture buying front. The pictures aren't especially good, but with early Welsh art you have to slightly take what you can get (there, I've said it).

You can find more details on the acquisition here on the BBC, but nothing on the museum's own website (another case of a museum's left hand not talking to its right). 

Coincidentally, the present Margam House (which looks very different to the house in the view above) is in the process of applying to the HLF for a grant to restore the gardens.

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