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Temporary CLOSURE of the Palace State Rooms

Please note that the Palace State Rooms in Valletta will be closed to the public between Friday the 29th of November and Sunday the 15th of December 2013, both days included. This does NOT apply to the Palace Armoury which will be open as usual. Heritage Malta wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Heritage Malta to hold Graffiti Exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum

Heritage Malta will soon be launching an innovative and interesting exhibition featuring maritime graffiti found around the Maltese islands. Graffiti in their silence deliver a message. They emanate messages that transcend society, ideology and generations. From ancient Pompeian brothels to the ruins of the Berlin wall in post modern Europe, graffiti served a purpose of […]

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OPEN DAY at Ġgantija Temples on 1st November

As part of the European Heritage Days, which this year will carry the theme “Heritage Built in Stone”, Heritage Malta will be holding an Open Day of the newly inaugurated Ġgantija Temples Heritage Park on Friday 1st November. The Ġgantija Temples consist of two megalithic temples surrounded by a massive common boundary wall and dating […]

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“Caring for our Cultural Heritage” conference by Heritage Malta

On Friday 13th September, Heritage Malta is organizing a conference entitled “Caring for our Cultural Heritage”. The conference is open to all and will feature various research projects undertaken by the agency’s employees, in the various fields of cultural heritage. The conference, divided in three sessions, will feature various presentations by Heritage Malta employees. The […]

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Heritage Malta co-organizes courses for educators

Following last year’s success, Heritage Malta organized two in-service courses for educators exploring inclusion in museums and project-based learning. Both courses were held between the 8th and 10th of July 2013 at the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Malta Maritime Museum. The first course, entitled Making Museums more Inclusive, was organized by the Student Services Department […]

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Four Heritage Malta sites receive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013

Four Heritage Malta sites have received a Certificate of Excellence for 2013 by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The National War Museum, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Grandmaster’s Palace (which includes both the State Rooms and the Palace Armoury) have received the award which is given only to establishments […]

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Parliamentary Secretary for Culture visits Ġgantija Project

Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government, Hon. Jose Herrera, visited the Ġgantija Temples where at the moment Heritage Malta is finalizing the works on the new visitor centre and archaeological park. The €2.3 million project, which includes the development of visitor infrastructure and considerable embellishment works in this World Heritage Site, is co-financed by the […]

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Mattia Preti Exhibition comes to a close

“You made us all Proud!” The President of Malta Dr George Abela – 3rd May 2013? Heritage Malta would like to thank the over 40,000 visitors, including locals, tourists, schoolchildren and scholars, to the exhibition ‘Mattia Preti – Faith and Humanity’, on for the past two months at the President’s Palace in Valletta. This marked an […]

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Short course on further uses of Laser Cleaning Equipment (Smartclean II)

Heritage Malta employees have been trained in the use of laser cleaning equipment and the general uses of lasers for the cleaning of stone and cultural heritage materials. As project partner in the Lithos Project, a project partly funded through the cross border cooperation Operational Programme Italia-Malta 2007-2013, Heritage Malta has invested in a variety […]

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New Heritage Malta publication on the Inquisitor’s Palace

Heritage Malta has just launched its latest publication: The Inquisitor’s Palace: an architectural gem spanning centuries and styles. The book is a collection of papers by curators and prefaced by History of Art Professor Mario Buhagiar. The papers included in the publication synthesize the latest discoveries concerning this most intriguing of Maltese palaces. Edited by […]

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