Museum Wales

Wales’s national museum building under threat of closure as funding is squeezed

Chief executive warns that institution is facing a deficit of more than £4m

UK government should intervene to prevent museum thefts, says expert after reports of missing objects across the country

Art detective Christopher Marinello believes more action is needed after an investigation by the Independent newspaper revealed thefts at the Imperial War Museum, Natural History Museum and others

Almost 2,000 items missing from collection of Wales’s national museums

Coins, crockery and tools are among the objects unaccounted for but museum says "some losses are inevitable"