Imperial War Museums (IWM) and Welsh Government Partnership Days

12 / 12 / 2014


IWM and the Welsh Government would like to invite you to a Centenary Partnership event: 

Thursday 22 January 10 am – 4pm
Welsh Government Office, Llandudno Junction


Friday 23 January 10 am – 4pm
Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay 

Organisations and individuals working on First World War Centenary projects in Wales, large or small, are invited to attend to reflect on progress so far and to shape and inform future work.

The theme of the event is ‘Lessons Learned’.

To book a place, please email with your preferred location, name, organisation and any dietary requirements or access needs you might have.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with places available for 2 delegates per organisation.


The morning sessions will consist of talks from:


Gina Koutsika – Imperial War Museums
Dr Dafydd Roberts – National Slate Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Berian Elias & community group – Peoples Collection Wales
Linda Tomos – CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
Naomi Jones – Snowdonia National Park Authority (to talk about Hedd Wyn, Yr Ysgwrn and Y Gadair Ddu)
Dr Kevin Mason – Bodelwyddan Castle Trust (to talk about the Christmas Truce exhibition)
Anne Pedley – Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum (to talk about Gallipoli projects)
Shirley Williams – Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum (to talk about the Faces of the FWW project)

Cardiff Bay:

Gina Koutsika – Imperial War Museums
Lesley-Anne Kerr – CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
Ffion Fielding – Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Hazel Thomas & community group – Peoples Collection Wales
Professor Christopher Williams – JM Staniforth cartoons project
Rachel Silverson – Firing Line Museum and Cardiff community FWW group
Philip Davies – Mametz Wood Memorial


  • Update participants with information to support their First World War Centenary plans.
  • Enable participants to gain an overview of centenary activity shaping up across Wales.
  • Evaluate and reflect upon practice so far.
  • Inform and shape future or on-going projects.
  • Encourage and reflect upon partnership working, enabling honest and open discussion.

To mark the First World War Centenary, over 3,300 organisations from 52 countries have joined the FWW Centenary Partnership, led by IWM and engaged the public in commemorations through thousands of educational activities.

For more information on the FWW Centenary Partnership, please go to

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 is the official programme to mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales, working in partnership with organisations across Wales and beyond:

Please note that delegates’ names and e-mail addresses will be circulated after the meeting to encourage Partnership working. Please indicate in your RSVP if you do not wish your email address to be circulated. There may also be photography on the day.