Wales Study Day
On 12 April the East India Company at Home team travelled to Cardiff to meet with curators, archivists, academics, local and family historians and heritage sector professionals from across Wales. The Wales Study Day took place at the National Museum Wales, whose rich collections contain examples of objects with deep East India Company links – a gold cup, armorial porcelain, portraits and snuff boxes. As well as engaging with these collections the Study Day participants also presented examples of objects and built environments that they have used in their own work. The day ended with a discussion about the distinctive nature of the Welsh East India Company experience. Many thanks to all who were involved with the day and special thanks to Oliver Fairclough and Andrew Renton of National Museum Wales for hosting the event.