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Wales has a First World War Centenary Programme Board.

The Programme Board brings together key organisations from across Wales to support the First World War centenary commemoration in Wales.

Organisations currently represented on the Programme Board are featured here.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales – The Museum promotes the study of natural history, archaeology, social and industrial history and art at its eight sites across Wales. Although its focus is Wales, its collections may be international in scope and include a rich representation of French Impressionist art.

Archives and Records Council Wales – The Council is the body coordinating and promoting archives in Wales. It arranges joint projects and maintains an online catalogue of Welsh archival collections.

Arts Council of Wales – The Council is the agency for the funding and development of the arts in Wales. It aims to support the best in art, to encourage more people to take part, and to promote the economy of the arts in Wales.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. It cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries. Its values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago.

Museums Archives and Libraries Division (MALD) –  A policy division of the Welsh Government which helps to promote and protect the culture and heritage of Wales by supporting museums, archives and libraries.

Cytûn – Cytûn is the cooperative body that unites the Christian churches in Wales in worship and service. It arranges and supports courses, activities and events and promotes broader Christian unity.

Heritage Lottery Fund – Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform the national heritage. It invests in archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions through museums, parks and historic places.

Imperial War Museums – The Museum opened soon after the First World War and now comprises five museums that together seek to promote the study and understanding of the history of modern warfare.

iwm_enImperial War Museums – First World War Centenary Partnership – highlights First World War centenary events and resources from across the globe.

National Library of Wales – The Library offers access to information about Wales and its history both online and through its large collections of books, archives, maps, images and recordings at Aberystwyth.

Royal Navy – The Naval Regional Commander (Wales and Western England) is charged with representing the Royal Navy’s interest across a quarter of Britain. In Wales he is the Senedd’s Chief Naval Officer and provides advice on all naval matters linking into Naval Staff as required to ensure Welsh issues are properly represented at all levels in the Royal Navy.

S4C – The Welsh Fourth Channel, is the Welsh-language public service television broadcaster, transmitting daily over 15 hours of programmes made by independent producers and the BBC. Its output is also available online.

The Army in Wales  – The Commander Wales is also Commander 160 (Wales) Brigade and is responsible for the military garrisons, regular and reserve, across the country. He also maintains the training estate and overseas the many cadet units. He ensures that Welsh interests are properly represented to the Chief of the General Staff as professional head of the service.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales – The Eisteddfod is an annual festival that brings people together for a week in August to enjoy Welsh music, literature, dance, theatre and visual arts. It is held at different locations in Wales in north and south Wales alternately, and it represents a two-year community project in each area.

The Royal British Legion – The Legion is the UK’s leading Service charity. It provides practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum – The Museum is dedicated to the history of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a regiment of the British Army which can trace its history back to 1689. Its main displays are located within Caernarfon Castle in partnership with Cadw. In total, it forms the largest and most significant military collection in Wales and one of the largest in Britain outside the national museums.

WG_positive_40mm SMALLWelsh Government – The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales with responsibility for the economy, education, health, business and public services.

Welsh Local Government Association – The Association represents the 22 local authorities in Wales and aims to promote and enhance local government in Wales. Bodies such as fire, rescue and national park authorities are associate members of the Association.

Western Front Association – The Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. They also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War.

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