Lecture – ‘Jean de Valette: His Sword and Dagger’

The Chief Curator of the Department of Art Objects at the Musèe du Louvre in Paris, Mr Philippe Malgouyres, will explore and explain the significance and the prestige of De Valette’s Sword and Dagger during a lecture ‘Jean de Valette: His Sword and Dagger’, hosted by Heritage Malta at the National Museum of Archaeology.

Mr Malgouyres is in charge of bronzes, ivories, hard stones, arms and armor (15-18th centuries) at the Louvre Museum. He is a former boarder of the French Academy in Rome (Villa Medici) and specialises in Italian and Spanish art, mainly sculpture, decorative art, religious anthropology and devotional practices. He authored various specialised books and curated a number of exhibitions at the Musèe du Louvre and various other museums in France.

The National Museum of Archaeology hosted the De Valette’s Dagger exhibition for the last six months. This prestigious artefact, on loan from the Louvre Museum, returned back to Malta for the first time since 1798.

The lecture, ‘Jean de Valette: His Sword and Dagger’ will be held on Thursday 7 September at the Gran Salon of the National Museum of Archaeology. It starts at 18.30hrs and will be followed by drinks.

Attendance is free of charge.

 

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