We are very pleased to announce that the library of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is now a member of WHELF. The library at the Museum supports the work of the curatorial staff and houses collections in Archaeology, Fine and Applied Art, Industrial and Social History, the Natural Sciences and Museum Studies along with Special Collections such as the Gregynog Collection. The library provides access to students and researchers by appointment and is a natural fit with WHELF to enable more collaborative working particularly in the areas of archives and special collections. In addition to National Museum Cardiff, the Museum also has libraries at:
- St Fagans National History Museum
- National Waterfront Museum
- National Roman Legion Museum
- National Wool Museum
The WHELF Representative from the Museum will be Principal Librarian, Kristine Chapman. Kristine began her library career in the academic sector and in 2005 began to work at the Museum, becoming Principal Librarian in 2014. She is honorary librarian of the Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association; Cambrian Archaeological Association; and the Cardiff Naturalists Society. She represents the Museum on a number of committees, including the Museum Librarians and Archivists Group (MLAG) and Cardiff Libraries in Co-operation (CLIC).