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Nelson Museum fights to restore WWI flag commemorating sinking of HMS Monmouth

The Nelson Museum in Monmouth is looking for help to fund the conservation of an important First World War artefact – a flag commemorating the sinking of HMS Monmouth in 1914.

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Six-year-old's discovery leads archaeologists to 5,000-year-old battlefield in Cardiff

Arrowheads, awls, scrapers and polished stone axe fragments point to conflict at Caerau, where a six-year-old boy made the first discovery in a Neolithic ditch.

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Photo show explores Japanese private investigators and extra marital affairs at National Eisteddfod of Wales

The crisis of intimate relationships in Japan is the subject of an exhibition by young Welsh photographer Becca Voelcker.

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Norman lords, World War II hospitals, POW camps and a Roman fort: The story of Dinefwr

Archaeologist Ken Murphy explains why Dinefwr Park and Castle, which hosts a major literature festival this weekend, is the home of 2,000 years of hidden histories.

Hen Dy Cwrdd (The Old Meeting House), built in 1751

New ‘Virtual Museum’ tells the story of Welsh Unitarianism and its architectural heritage

£60,000 has been allocated by Visit Wales to the creation of a ‘virtual museum’ telling the story of Unitarianism in Y Smotyn Du (The Black Spot).

Around the UK in art: Ten recommended art exhibitions for June 2014

Culture24 rounds up the most exciting new art exhibitions, all set to open in June, from England, Scotland and Wales.

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Archaeologists investigate east side of once-mighty 13th century Welsh castle

A dig in Wrexham aims to reveal more of the massive defences once held by a little-known castle built following the defeat of the Prince of Wales in 1282.

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Bad tours go good as Janette Parris leads Museums at Night at The Cardiff Story

Bad copies of artefacts, haphazardly-led tours and Cardiff: The Musical all featured as the Welsh capital welcomed innovative artist Janette Parris.

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Archaeologists find Roman underfloor heating, buildings and mosaic in south Wales dig

The latest dig at Whitewell Break, a Roman building complex on Ministry of Defence grounds in the Monmouthshire village of Caerwent, has revealed more about the Romans.

Positivity and uprisings: Newport joins Museums at Night with exciting Light Night

Newport will take part in Museums at Night for the first time this year. Annette Wells, from the city's museum, explains why excitement is building despite Jaws being left out.

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Welsh chorus: Janette Parris tells us how she will bring music to Museums at Night

We speak to the English artist about her plans to use song to activate displays at Cardiff Story Museum. Visitors should expect the unexpected.

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British Museum's Vikings Live to hit cinemas on April 24

Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.

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Lifesaver: Amy Sharrocks talks about her coastal mass stumble for Museums at Night

As she prepares for Museums at Night 2014, Amy Sharrocks talks about her plans for a live art event in Swansea and being "super alive" to the spontaneity of the moment.

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Human bones from Welsh cliffs could come from "unofficial" Tudor burial ground

Dozens of human bone fragments, found by a member of the public off the cliffs of Cwm Nash following storm erosion in January, could date from as long ago as the 16th century.

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Picture Gallery: Exquisite John Piper landscapes of Wales join Cardiff collection

Take a look at five of the highlights from a £974,000 collection of the mid-20th century painter's works, bought by National Museum Wales.

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