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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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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Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites: a backstage preview

Heritage Malta’s Phoenician, Roman, and Medieval sites’ department is one of the largest within the Agency. Its principle goals aim to maintain the sites entrusted to it, make them accessible to patrons, and preserve them for future generations. But what work goes on behind the scenes to make this possible? Senior Curator, David Cardona will […]

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Heritage Malta provides training to Macedonian experts

A senior conservator of icons and a scientist from the National Conservation Centre in Skopje, Macedonia, have approached Heritage Malta for support in the analysis of an icon from their collection. They were also interested to receive a brief introduction about the set up of Heritage Malta’s Diagnostic Science Laboratories (DSL). In recent years, DSL’s […]

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Free entry to monumental Ġgantija Temples

Next Sunday, 14th October, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra, Gozo, free of charge. These prehistoric temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are considered as some of the oldest free standing monuments in the world, preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Legend says that […]

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Last opportunity on Sunday to visit two Heritage Malta exhibitions

Sunday, 7th October, will mark the last day for two of the latest Heritage Malta exhibitions. The public is invited to take the opportunity to explore these exhibitions which cover different themes but are both located in Valletta. Entrance to both exhibitions is free of charge. The exhibition ‘Etruscan Urns in the National Collection’ is […]

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Heritage Malta Valletta museums, sites and exhibitions open for free during Notte Bianca

Next Saturday, 6th October, during the Notte Bianca, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to visit for free all its Valletta museums, sites, and exhibitions. The National Museum of Archaeology, the Grandmaster’s Palace, the Fortifications Interpretation Centre and Fort St. Elmo – National War Museum, will be open between 18.00hrs and midnight (last admission […]

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Exclusive opportunity to visit Ta’ Bistra Catacombs this Sunday

On Sunday 16th September, in celebration of Mosta Day, Ta’ Bistra Catacombs will be open for the general public. These catacombs are so far the largest set of tombs and catacombs which are found outside Rabat, Malta. Located at a distance of just 15 minutes from Mosta centre, this Heritage Malta site is ideal to […]

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Face to face with the past

Heritage Malta is working on the facial reconstruction of a female who was buried in the complex of St Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat, Malta, around the 1st century A.D. Eventually, this facial reconstruction will form part of the site’s permanent display and through it, visitors will be able to come face to face with this […]

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Up Close and Personal with National Cultural Artefacts

It is not an everyday thing to find yourself handling archaeological artefacts and old national inventories or coming up close to prestigious paintings of famous artists or handling thousand-year-old skeletons and examples of natural history. Yet a group of students and volunteers are living this exceptional reality through various opportunities with Heritage Malta. A collaboration […]

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