Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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Founded in 1911 from the bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian, the gallery now holds works spanning the 18th to the 20th century.

After inheriting shares in the Hafod Copper works in 1855, Richard Glynn Vivian began acquiring art from all over the world. In 1911 he decided to gift his collection to the people of Swansea for their enjoyment, and oversaw the construction of a gallery to house it.

Following the completion of a multi-million-pound redevelopment and refurbishment project in 2016, the gallery reopened with added space for displays and exhibitions, as well as a dedicated library and archive devoted to visitor research.

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