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The Schranz Family of Artists – A Journey of Rediscovery

The Schranz Family of Artists – A Journey of Rediscovery is a much awaited exhibition marking the bicentenary of the Schranz artists’ family’s arrival in Malta in 1818. This exhibition was inaugurated on Friday evening by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, at Fort St Elmo which will host the […]

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Memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre lost on HMS Southwold presented to Malta Maritime Museum

A brass memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre and four other crew members who died on HMS Southwold on 24 March 1942, was presented to the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu, by Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres. Mr Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres, John’s cousin, presented the plaque to Heritage Malta’s Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Gambin and to the Senior […]

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Vast selection of coins and medals on display at the National Numismatic Exhibition accessible to the general public for the first time

The National Numismatic Collection, consisting of more than 16,000 coins and medals, is the largest and most diverse found on the island. Heritage Malta’s visitors are able to view a vast selection of these coins at the National Numismatic Exhibition at the National Museum of Archaeology. “This valuable collection shows us and reminds us of […]

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Heritage Malta pens MOU with National Museum of the Royal Navy

Heritage Malta’s Malta Maritime Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy agreed to identify opportunities for collaborative research and expertise in developing the awareness and understanding of naval heritage on a regional, national and international level. It also helps to foster the interest of the general public in their naval heritage and maritime […]

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‘Valletta – My City, My Story’ publication launch

For the occasion of Valletta 2018 as the European Capital of Culture, Heritage Malta launched the book, ‘Valletta – My City, My Story’. This book narrates the early years of Valletta, and its inhabitants, which are brought back to life as the reader wanders through the beautiful streets, buildings, squares and ruins that dot the city; […]

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A new online system to book school visits of museums and sites managed by Heritage Malta

As part of its outreach programme and continuous efforts to ease physical, intellectual and financial accessibility to the heritage resources under its care, Heritage Malta launched a new online school booking system. The main aim of this initiative is to simplify the booking procedures while providing the agency with adequate information so as to organise […]

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3D printing of a girl’s skull buried at St Paul’s Catacombs 2000 years ago

St Paul’s Catacombs has been used as a spiritual hub and burial ground from the Phoenician up to the Byzantine period. Secrets about ancient societies that used it over the past 2400 years ago are slowly being unravelled. Research is also revealing insights on some of the individuals buried here during the 900 years or […]

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Heritage Malta’s Publications at a Discounted price during the Malta Book Festival

Heritage Malta is participating again in this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival, being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre till next Sunday, and organised by the National Book Council. During this event Heritage Malta’s publications are available at discounted prices. Heritage Malta, through its education and outreach endeavours, is active in the field […]

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Rel-ink – Indelible narratives

Tattoo art today is very visible and has become part of mainstream contemporary pop culture. This is a far cry from how the Western World has for centuries viewed this art form. Until fairly recently, tattoo art was perceived as taboo, with deeply held prejudices against the practice mostly associated with unruly sailors, waterfront workers, […]

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