Sharing our digital past (eBook)

Sharing our digital past (eBook)

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Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Since 1908, the Royal Commission has helped to lead the way in recording, interpreting and promoting the archaeological, built and maritime heritage that has resulted from people’s interaction with the Welsh environment over thousands of years.

Our strategy for survey includes thematic or area-based projects to develop knowledge and understanding of elements of our heritage that are under-represented, of outstanding importance or at risk from neglect, environmental damage or development.

The Commission’s archive, the National Monuments Record of Wales, is the authoritative national archive relating to the historic environment in Wales. It holds material acquired through in-house recording and research, official deposit and private donation. The collection includes over 2 million photographs and 50,000 drawings, making it the largest visual archive in Wales, as well as millions of pages of text. Open and free to all, it has a dedicated enquiries team to provide information and it can be consulted in our library or accessed through our online database, Coflein.