Media playback is unsupported on your device

Art collecting sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies helped WW1 refugees

12 March 2014 Last updated at 16:03 GMT

They are best known for amassing one of the great British art collections of the 20th Century, but less is known about the important role sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies played during World War One.

They are most famous for bequeathing their art to the National Museum Wales, transforming its collection.

But during the war the pair, who grew up in Llandinam, near Newtown, Powys, helped artist refugees from Belgium.

Charlotte Dubenskij reports.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.