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Find out how much artwork your local council owns

The majority of Welsh councils' artwork remains in storage. Photo:

Wales' councils own nearly £50m of artwork - but most of it is not on display to the public.

Councils own more than 30,000 pieces of art - but 26,000 of those are in storage.

The figures have been revealed by Freedom of Information requests by ITV News.

16 of Wales' 22 local authorities responded, although some of them did not know the value of their collections.

Councils were asked how many pieces of artwork are on display for more than 100 days per year - and we have classified those which do not reach that level as 'in storage.'

Cardiff owns £36m of art - more than the rest of the councils added together.

Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea all have more than 1,000 pieces of artwork - with the vast majority in storage.

Find out how much artwork your local council owns - and how much is on display:

ANGLESEY

  • Total value of artwork: £1,776,270
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 1,448
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 119
  • Number of pieces in storage: 1,329

Blaenau Gwent - no response

BRIDGEND

  • Total value of artwork: £70,000
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 19
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 0
  • Number of pieces in storage: 19

CAERPHILLY

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 65
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 65
  • Number of pieces in storage: 0

CARDIFF

  • Total value of artwork: £36,000,000
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 636
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 460
  • Number of pieces in storage: 176

CARMARTHENSHIRE

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 2,500
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 129
  • Number of pieces in storage: 2,371

Ceredigion - no response

CONWY

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 64
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 37
  • Number of pieces in storage: 27

Denbighshire - not known

FLINTSHIRE

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 110
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 28
  • Number of pieces in storage: 82

GWYNEDD

  • Total value of artwork: £75,250
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 174
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 36
  • Number of pieces in storage: 138

MERTHR TYDFIL

  • Total value of artwork: £1,743,900
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 2,690
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 250
  • Number of pieces in storage: 2,440

MONMOUTHSHIRE

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 132
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 36
  • Number of pieces in storage: 96

Neath - no response

NEWPORT

  • Total value of artwork: £9,000,000
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 7,700
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 1,050
  • Number of pieces in storage: 6,650
We were given access to one of Newport Council's artwork stores.

PEMBROKESHIRE

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 1,500
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 120
  • Number of pieces in storage: 1,380

POWYS

  • Total value of artwork: £1,179,570
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 1,386
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 88
  • Number of pieces in storage: 1,298

Rhondda Cynon Taf - no response

SWANSEA

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 11,900
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 1,890
  • Number of pieces in storage: 10,010

TORFAEN

  • Total value of artwork: £1,800
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 7
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 7
  • Number of pieces in storage: 0

VALE OF GLAMORGAN

  • Total value of artwork: not known
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 13
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 4
  • Number of pieces in storage: 9

Wrexham - not known

TOTALS (based on the responses received):

  • Total value of artwork: £49,846,790
  • Number of pieces of artwork: 30,344
  • Number of pieces on display for more than 100 days per year: 4,319
  • Number of pieces in storage: 26,025