Aqra u Agħti l-Kulur

Wirt Natural

Although heavily exploited by humans for centuries on end, the Maltese Islands consist of important ecosystems mostly because of their isolation from the African and European continents. This leads to unique specialisation and to the evolution of distinctive species. Indeed, Malta, Gozo, Comino, Filfla and St Paul’s Islands, together with a handful of rocks and stacks, support a variety of endemic flora and fauna species.

Il-Bużaqq / Il-Farfett tal-Fejġel / Il-Merill / Il-Qabru / Is-Siġra tal-Għargħar / Widnet il-Baħar

*resource in Maltese



Online competition for kids up to 16 years

Participants are to upload an image of their creation on the Facebook event page created for each theme. Participants will also be provided with resources to inspire them to create work according to the different themes. Resources may be used to submit creations and artworks or simply as a guideline.

Theme 1 – Prehistoric Temples25 submissions have been shortlisted!

Theme 2 – Traditional Confections19 submissions have been shortlisted!

Theme 3 – Knights Armour (11 May – 24 May) – Closed. Shortlisted submissions will be announced next week.

Theme 4 – Pose for Art (25 May – 7 June)
Post your artwork on the Facebook event HERE
Resources can be downloaded from this page, below.

Prize: 10 submissions per theme will be selected and exhibited on the Heritage Malta portal and at MUŻA, Malta’s community art museum, later this year, or in early 2021.



Be The Artist – Theme 4

Choose one from six works of art, on display at MUŻA, selected for this competition (download guidelines HERE). Analyse the object or artwork, strike a similar pose and ask the most talented photographer in the house to take your photo! Upload it on Heritage Malta’s Facebook Event page as a post. Only one photo is to be posted per submission.


Il-Każ ta' Katerina Dimech (rumanz grafiku)

Who was Katerina Dimech?
Why was she tried in the Inquisition tribunal?

This graphic novel answers these questions. It is aimed at secondary school students as it explores the true story of Katerina Dimech, a 45-year-old woman accused of witchcraft in the mid-17th century. The artwork of the graphic novel is based on photography shot in the tribunal room during the ‘Malti fl-Istorja’ thematic programme organised by Heritage Malta Education and Outreach in collaboration with the Maltese Department within the Directorate of Learning and Assessment Programmes.

*novel in Maltese