Monthly Archive
for: ‘November, 2018’

Introducing Heritage Malta Passport

All students attending primary or secondary level education, whether they are state, independent or church schools, in Malta and Gozo, will receive the Heritage Malta card at their school. This card provides free unlimited access for one student and any two accompanying adults to all Heritage Malta sites and museums (except for Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum). […]

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MUŻA to open its doors to the public on 15th December

On Saturday 10 November, Heritage Malta officially inaugurated Malta’s very own national-community art museum MUŻA; a €10 million investment, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. MUŻA is also the flagship project for Valletta’s 2018 European Capital of Culture title which shall carry forward the legacy of this unique occasion. The chosen name MUŻA is […]

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Oranges in 17th and 18th Century Malta

The Maltese blood orange has earned a reputation of excellence at a time when the fruit was considered as a luxury in Europe, and its trade in the Mediterranean was rather restricted. Celebrated for its eating quality and fragrance, the sense of anticipation for the Maltese orange among the royal courts and the aristocracy of […]

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A flower for a foreign soul

If only a merciful hand would place a flower on our son’s grave! This was the prevailing wish of mourning parents who not only had to deal with the loss of their sons during World War 1 but also with the knowledge that they were buried in foreign countries where they died. The four-year conflict […]

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Exorcising lemures and searching for paranormal activity at St Paul’s Catacombs

During the Roman period, an exorcism rite was used to get rid of lemures from people’s houses. These lemures or malignant dead were believed to be restless spirits who were not provided with a proper burial or funeral rites, and so they sought revenge on the living. On Saturday, 17th November, Heritage Malta is inviting the […]

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Sibt ma’ Temi for World Children’s Day

Who knows which narratives would Sir Themistocles “Temi” Zammit discuss if one had the opportunity to meet him? Exceptionally successful in several fields, he was mainly a medical doctor, however he was also a professor of chemistry, an archaeologist, a historian, a researcher and a writer. On Saturday, 17th November, Heritage Malta is making this […]

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EkoDalam – Exploring Maltese environment

Besides its palaeontological and archaeological importance, the prehistoric site of Għar Dalam in Birżebbuġa is also a Natura 2000 protected area. This Sunday 11th November, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit this site and participate in the activities which will focus on various aspects of the Maltese environment. The full day event will […]

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Modern mementos of a nation’s heritage

This weekend, during the Malta Comic Con, Minister Hon Dr Owen Bonnici launched the new compelling art book “Impressions of An Island – A Malta Comic Con Art book”. This book which saw the collaboration of Heritage Malta and Wicked Comics commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Malta Comic Convention. The compilation of various artworks […]

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Conservation Labs open day – the importance of restoration and conservation explored

Heritage Malta is opening the doors of its Conservation Laboratories in Bighi, Kalkara, to the general public this Sunday. The open day will provide a perfect outing with a difference where families can spend quality time together gaining understanding about the importance of restoration and conservation of archaeological artefacts and old national inventories. Visitors on […]

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