National Museum looking for designers for the National Eisteddfod 2018 Chair

28 June 2017

Following the official ceremony announcement that the National Eisteddfod will take place in Cardiff in 2018, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is already thinking towards the Chairing Ceremony in 2018. 

St Fagans National Museum of History will celebrate its 70th birthday in 2018 and to celebrate, the national institution has decided to sponsor the Chair for 2018. This week sees the beginning of the process of appointing a designer or maker to create the Chair.

St Fagans has championed crafts in Wales since it opened in 1948, and sponsoring the chair for the National Eisteddfod in 2018 coincides with the Museum’s 70th birthday – a fitting celebration which continues the Museum’s tradition of supporting Welsh craft and makers.

St Fagans has an extensive collection of Eisteddfod chairs and related objects, and the Museum’s collections have inspired artists and makers over the years. We would like to see a connection with St Fagans in the design – this could be inspiration from the collections, the buildings or just stories and memories from the Museum.

Nia Williams, Director of Learning and Engagement, Amgueddfa Cymru, said,

“We would like the designer or maker to create elements of the Chair in St Fagans’ brand new building, Gweithdy, which will be opening to the public this July. We would also expect the designer or maker to interpret or display the process of making their work to visitors of the Museum.”

For further enquiries please contact Sioned Williams by email, sioned.williams@museumwales.ac.uk or by phone, 029 2057 3458.

The sponsor for the National Eisteddfod 2018 crown is Cardiff University.

This is an Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales press release