Recent Acquisitions

Double-handed sword donated to Heritage Malta

Sub-title: Terribly feared sword could cut an armoured opponent in two with just one blow. A double-handed sword dating from the first half of the 16th century, technically called Zweihänder, has been recently donated by Dott. Francesco Pegoiani Penna from his private collection to Heritage Malta’s Palace Armoury located at the Grand Master’s Palace in […]

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George Large iconic artwork donated to the Malta Maritime Museum

The extensive collection of the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu has been enhanced even further with the donation of a painting by renowned British artist George Large. In 1984, Large set up his first solo exhibition in Malta at the National Museum of Archaeology. Now that he is retiring with his wife in England, Large […]

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Donation from the Dacoutros family to the Malta Maritime Museum

Mr John Dacoutros has presented a substantial number of artefacts from his personal collection of the Dacoutros family to the Malta Maritime Museum. The donation contains over 50 artefacts pertaining to the wine trade and shipping in Malta in the early 20th century. The donation includes various wooden barrels, copper lanterns, and numerous ship paraphernalia but […]

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History and traditions recounted in memorial cards donated to Heritage Malta

The history of a popular funerary tradition and a wealth of information on thousands of Maltese transpire from a significant collection of memorial cards donated to Heritage Malta by Mr Alfred Calleja. Mr Calleja donated his collection of memorial cards to Heritage Malta CEO, Mr Kenneth Gambin, in the presence of Senior Curator Mr Kenneth […]

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Hermann Göring artefact for Heritage Malta

A silver goblet, probably from the personal collection of Hermann Göring (1893-1946), was recently donated to the National Collection by Mr Joseph Said, a former chairman of Heritage Malta. It is historically recorded that Göring owned a remarkable silver collection part of which was kept at his fabulous country estate, Carinhall. This estate was subsequently […]

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Presentation of donation to Heritage Malta

Fr Marius Zerafa O.P., former director of the Museums Department, has presented two art works to the national collection managed by the agency. Fr Zerafa presented the donation as a sign of gratitude for the twenty happy and fruitful years he spent at the then Museums Department, where he was responsible, among other things, for […]

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Donations to the National War Museum

Donations by Corporal Herb Tollefson USAAF (Rt.) of his World War II USAFAF uniform and Mr John Mifsud Jr. of his father’s medals and badges to the National War Museum. Independence Day 2014 was that more special to a retired World War II USA veteran who came back to Malta with a mission. On 4 […]

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Richard England donates books to Heritage Malta

Prof Richard England has recently presented a selection of his books which he has authored on architecture, art and also three volumes of his poetry, to Heritage Malta. Also included in the donation are a series of international publications on his architectural works by various well known critics and renowned architectural authors. The books will […]

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Donation of extensive collection to the Malta Maritime Museum

Heritage Malta welcomed a donation by maritime historian Joseph Muscat consisting of an extensive collection including paintings, prints, models, rare books, graffiti casts, photographs as well as other artefacts and documentation. Renowned maritime historian Joseph Muscat donated an extensive number of artefacts to the Malta Maritime Museum on Monday. The collection includes paintings by the […]

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HMS Illustrious (1940) documents donated to Heritage Malta

Officers from HMS Illustrious (R06) donated to Heritage Malta a copy of the damage assessment report sustained by HMS Illustrious (R87) during enemy bombing before reaching Malta and whilst moored at Malta in January 1941. Members of the 1200 servicemen aboard HMS Illustrious visited the Malta Maritime Museum to present this donation. Following a guided […]

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