Exhibitions and Events

de Valette’s dagger explored in Heritage Malta’s exhibition

de Valette’s dagger is in Malta for the first time since 1798. Heritage Malta is organising the exhibition ‘de Valette’s Dagger’ at the National Museum of Archaeology as part of the events marking Malta’s 2017 EU Presidency. This prestigious artefact is on loan from the Louvre Museum, Paris. The exhibition was inaugurated by Prime Minister […]

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Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples

Heritage Malta will be once again organising a guided tour of the Mnajdra Temples early in the morning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March to mark the spring equinox. Sunrise on the first day of each season underlines the relationship between the temples and the celestial bodies. Although it is not known for certain whether these […]

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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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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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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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MORTEM – commemorating the Roman feast of the parentalia at St. Paul’s Catacombs

The Roman feast of the refrigerium or agape is going to be commemorated by Heritage Malta at St. Paul’s Catacombs in an event entitled ‘Mortem’ on Sunday 12th February. With this event Heritage Malta will be treating adults and children alike to a day of culture and entertainment. ‘Mortem’ is being held during the period […]

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A lecture on the conservation project of Maestro Alberto’s 15th century Renaissance panel

A 15th century Renaissance panel painting currently on exhibit in ‘Reborn – an early Renaissance painting in focus’ at the National Museum of Archaeology will be the focus of a lecture discussing the conservation project undertaken. The panel will eventually be exhibited at MUŻA, the new national community art museum, a flagship project of Valletta […]

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