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Imaging the Bible in Wales.
The Bible and the Visual Imagination.
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Imaging the Bible in Wales

Welsh life and culture has been inextricably bound to the Bible, evident in the vast array of visual expressions of biblical themes found throughout the principality. However, such visual expressions are fast disappearing as churches, chapels and synagogues, often their original and only location, fall into disuse. This urgent project (focussed on 1825–1975), analyses the social, political and theological questions raised by Welsh biblical visual culture so that its contribution to the intellectual, artistic and cultural heritage of Wales can be recognized and preserved.

The project enjoys excellent collaborative relations with all the major research and cultural institutions of Wales, many of which house special collections pertinent to the project’s research focus. Chief among these are: National Museum Wales, the National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth.

Professor J. Cheryl Exum, University of Sheffield, and Professor Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford, are external advisors to the project, which is also supported by technical and interpretative advisory panels.

For more information about the project, please use the links above, or contact us using the link on the left. We also welcome photographs and information relating to the imaging of biblical subjects and themes in Wales.

Images from the database.  
Part of an image of the Annunciation to Mary.

Advisory Panels 2005-8

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Imaging the Bible in Wales is funded by

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The AHRC funds postgraduate training and research in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. The quality and range of research supported not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please see


Standing figure of Christ as the Good Shepherd, Llanbadrig, Anglesey