Conservation Labs open day – the importance of restoration and conservation explored

Heritage Malta is opening the doors of its Conservation Laboratories in Bighi, Kalkara, to the general public this Sunday. The open day will provide a perfect outing with a difference where families can spend quality time together gaining understanding about the importance of restoration and conservation of archaeological artefacts and old national inventories.

Visitors on the day will have the opportunity to come up close to prestigious artefacts and understand better the richness and value of these national artefacts and the measures which are being taken to keep them protected for future generations.

Heritage Malta’s Conservation Division in Bighi provides conservation-restoration, preventive conservation, and scientific diagnostic services to all museums and sites managed by the national agency. Conservation of artefacts of all materials is undertaken. These include paintings, metals, ceramics, stone, textiles, paper, books and wood.

Guided tours of the Conservation Division and information regarding the diagnostic scientific labs will be held throughout the day for groups. Guided tours will start every 30 minutes.

Doors open from 10.00am till 4.00pm. Admission is free.

 

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