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Welcome to Gathering the Jewels.

Here you will find over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales.


Themes have been created to bring together related items which appear on our website. Some themes are made up of collections of letters, photographs, artefacts or paintings. Other themes include a variety of items which are related to a particular subject, event or individual. As well as making it possible for you to view individual items as collections, the majority of themes include descriptions which provide additional background information. Every day, three different themes are selected for you to view, 'Today's Themes'. You can also choose to view our 'A-Z Theme List' or 'Browse Themes'.

Today's Themes

Theme: Cartoons of Welsh Rugby players by DorrienCartoons of Welsh Rugby players by Dorrien

A collection of 70 original portraits of Welsh International Rugby Players, drawn by the cartoonist, Dorrien.

Theme: Plas Llan, Eglwys-bachPlas Llan, Eglwys-bach

Photographic survey of Plas Llan, Eglwys-bach, undertaken by George Bernard Mason as part of the National Buildings Record in 1954.

Theme: Geology - the Quaternary PeriodGeology - the Quaternary Period

Rocks and fossils dating from the Quaternary Period.

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