Who We Are
Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. Created by the Cultural Heritage Act which was enacted in 2002, the national agency replaced the former Museums Department.
Originally Heritage Malta was entrusted with the management of museums, sites and their collections but in 2005, the agency was also charged with the take over of the former Malta Centre for Restoration to become the national agency responsible for conservation.
Heritage Malta seeks to provide its various audiences with an enhanced experience during visits to the various sites and museums managed by the national agency.
Cultural heritage can act as a catalyst for Malta?s tourism potential and consequently contribute significantly to the economy.
The agency has a specific educational section with special educational programmes targeting children of different age groups as part of organised school visits. These educational programmes are based on the educational curriculum and address specific areas of study in an edutainment way.
Furthermore, the agency operates the Institute of Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage which runs undergraduate and postgraduate academic courses in the field of conservation together with the University of Malta and vocational courses organised in conjunction with MCAST. In addition, the Institute also offers a number of short courses available to the general public.
Heritage Malta is also committed to bring culture closer to the people through facilitating interpretation and accessibility both physical and intellectual. Whether through temporary exhibitions, public lectures, heritage trails or other specialised events, the agency ensures that it lives up to the motto of ensuring a future to our past.