Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW; Welsh: Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru), established in 1908, is a Welsh Government sponsored body concerned with some aspects of the archaeological, architectural and historic environment of Wales. It is based in Aberystwyth.
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|Commisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru|
|Reference to legal mandate||Established by Royal Warrant on 10 August 1908.|
|Items collected||Printed Works, Maps, Archives, Manuscripts, Photographs, Paintings|
|Size||2M Photographs, 530,000 pages of text and reports, 125,000 Drawings, 32,000 Maps|
|Criteria for collection||Acquisition through purchase, bequest and archival deposit|
|Access and use|
|Access requirements||Library open to all.|
|Staff||around 30 FTE|
The RCAHMW maintains and curates the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW), an archive with an online platform called Coflein. Professor Nancy Edwards is Chair of the Commissioners.