Monthly Archive
for: ‘February, 2017’

de Valette’s Dagger in Malta for the first time since 1798

As part of the events marking Malta’s 2017 EU Presidency, Heritage Malta will organise a much anticipated exhibition on Grand Master Jean de Valette’s dagger gifted to him by King Philip II of Spain in recognition of the Grand Master’s victory of the Great Siege. The poniard will be on loan from the Louvre Museum, […]

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A masterpiece in Heritage Malta collection on display at the Louvre

The painting ‘Judith and Holofernes’ which forms part of the national collection will be featuring prominently at the Louvre Museum in Paris in a major retrospective exhibition entitled, Valentin de Buologne: Beyond Caravaggio. This masterpiece was depicted by the French seventeenth artist, Valentin de Buologne (1591-1632). The greatest French follower of Caravaggio was one of […]

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A lecture on Food, Drink and Carnival Floats

Heritage Malta is organising a lecture to explore the messages associated with a number of food-related carnival floats whose form and shape have been crystallised in a handful of images. Cultural historians often argue that carnival festivals are rich of symbolic imagery. The revelling and its associated mockery of ‘normality’ can be an important source […]

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Il-Qarċilla – poetic farce with satirical innuendos and humour at Fort St. Angelo

Heritage Malta will once again be treating its patrons to an original and unique Carnival event, Il-Qarċilla, at Fort St Angelo. This event is being organized in collaboration with the Department of Maltese within the University of Malta, the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Carnival Committee. Il-Qarċilla is a poetic farce in Maltese […]

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Events Archive – 2017

_________________________________________________________________________________________ 15 August Discounted Admission – Heritage Malta Cittadella Sites + Visitor Centre Cittadella, Victoria, Gozo On the occasion of the feast of Santa Marija, a public holiday, the following museums and sites will be open at the combined discounted rate of €2.00 per person. – Gozo Museum of Archaeology – Gran Castello Historic House – Old […]

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Edward Lear’s exhibition in Gozo extended for another month

Heritage Malta’s exhibition, ‘Edward Lear in Gozo – 150 years later’, is being extended for another month. The Expresso exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of Edward Lear’s stay in Gozo is currently held at Heritage Malta’s office in Cittadella, Rabat. During his one week sojourn between 16th March and 23rd March 1866, the British artist […]

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History and traditions recounted in memorial cards donated to Heritage Malta

The history of a popular funerary tradition and a wealth of information on thousands of Maltese transpire from a significant collection of memorial cards donated to Heritage Malta by Mr Alfred Calleja. Mr Calleja donated his collection of memorial cards to Heritage Malta CEO, Mr Kenneth Gambin, in the presence of Senior Curator Mr Kenneth […]

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Malta as a land of sea at BOZAR centre of fine arts in Brussels

Malta is Mediterranean territory of land and sea. Its history is inspired by the ways and means how the two connect and merge, overlap and retreat. This almost mythical sea flows between islands and peninsulas, connects three continents and is the birthplace of empires and civilizations. Dominant civilisations have engaged with Malta’s unique cultural landscape […]

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