Heritage Malta extends opening hours for Rabat museums

Heritage Malta is extending its opening hours for admission to the Domvs Romana, St Paul?s Catacombs, and the National Museum of Natural History, throughout the month of September. By opening these museums and sites after standard opening hours, Heritage Malta is increasing accessibility, to both local and foreign visitors, to some of the most important […]

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Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts fund restoration project

The Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts, thanks to membership fees and fund raising activities, managed to successfully raise enough funds to sponsor the restoration of an antique frame of Jusepe Ribera?s ?St Stephen?, a seventeenth century masterpiece that currently forms part of Heritage Malta?s National Museum of Fine Arts Collection. The presentation […]

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Heritage Malta Ta’ Kola Windmill Restoration Project

Heritage Malta is in the final stages of a long-term project which includes the rebuilding of the windmill’s antennae and the reconstruction of parts of the internal mechanism of the Ta’ Kola Windmill at Xagrħa, Gozo. A conservation analysis that was conducted on the mechanism’s internal woodwork reported that a number of areas were suffering […]

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“Exploring our Heritage” – In-service course for Primary School educators

A group of primary school educators (teachers and learning support assistants) participated on a voluntary basis in an in-service course organised by Heritage Malta and the Curriculum Management and eLearning Department between 9th and 11th July 2012. The course explored resources and activity ideas to demonstrate how museums and sites can provide a stimulating and […]

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Victor Pasmore’s family donates two paintings to the National Collection

Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta has just received in donation two large paintings by the renowned British international artist Victor Pasmore (1908-1998), who lived in Malta from the mid 1960s until his death. The paintings were officially presented to Heritage Malta on Tuesday 19 June at a special event hosted at […]

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A World War II Siren at the National War Museum

Among the items which were saved by Heritage Malta from the previous Malta Shipyards were three World War II sirens. These sirens were used to signal shifts and breaks in the Cospicua and Marsa yards until the closure of said shipyards. One of these sirens has been restored by Heritage Malta and installed within the […]

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Portulan Atlas donated to the Malta Maritime Museum

Atlas Insurance has presented funds to Heritage Malta’s Malta Maritime Museum to acquire to acquire an 18th century Portulan. This Portulan atlas is now the second artefact of its kind found within the National Collection. The Malta Maritime Museum hosted a number of Atlas Insurance employees that toured the museum led by its Curator Liam Gauci. […]

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National Strategy for the Cultural Heritage

Draft for Consultation – May 2012 The Ministry for Tourism, Culture and the Environment launched the consultation process on the draft National Strategy for Cultural Heritage (NSCH). The revised national strategy replaces the 2006 strategy document that came to an end in December 2011. The NSCH shall cover the period 2012 to 2017. The draft […]

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Conclusion of Conservation Studies on the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

Heritage Malta’s Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum hosted a press conference, addressed by Hon Mario de Marco, Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment, to commemorate the conclusion of conservation studies carried out within this site. This project was made possible due to significant financial assistance via the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2004-2009. The Norway Grant, of over Eur […]

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Fort St Angelo

In March 2012, the EU, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), allocated 13 million Euros (85% EU, 15% Local Government) for the restoration, conservation and reuse of the area allocated to Heritage Malta within Fort St. Angelo. The project will first valorise the extant historic fabric of the Fort by retaining, conserving and reusing […]

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