Guided Tours of Art and Ceramic Collections, Bangor University

One of the paintings in the Sir Kyffin Williams collection.One of the paintings in the Sir Kyffin Williams collection.Guided tours of the University’s Art and Ceramic Collections led by an expert guide will be held between June and September. It is intended to hold two tours a month to raise awareness of these important collections. Highlights include a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Professor Helen Wilcox, Chair of the Cultural Affairs Task Group stated:

“Bangor University is in the top ten of UK universities for the extent, significance and variety of its collections, and we are delighted to welcome visitors to enjoy learning more about them.”

It is intended to improve access to Bangor University’s hidden museum collections as part of the “Engaging Collections: Widening A work by Brenda Chamberlain.A work by Brenda Chamberlain.Access to Gwynedd’s Heritage” project that is partly funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the vast variety of objects on display.

The guided tours will start from the foyer of the Main Arts Building, College Road, one in English at 12.30pm-1.30pm and one in Welsh 2:30pm-3:30pm on the following dates:-

Thursday 25th June, Wednesday 22nd July, Tuesday 25th August and Saturday 26th September.

If you are interested in attending then booking is necessary as there is a maximum of 20 spaces per tour. To book your place, please contact Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery by phoning 01248 353 368 or email gwyneddmuseum@gwynedd.gov.uk

Publication date: 10 June 2015