MUŻA project moves forward

MUZA Visual 01Heritage Malta has the pleasure to announce the winning project for MUŻA – the new National Museum of Art at Auberge d’Italie. The winning project was chosen from amongst eighteen submissions presented by Maltese, foreign and multinational consortia. A more detailed summary of the chosen project is attached to this press release. This project, together with all the other submissions presented, will be on exhibition at Auberge d’Italie to coincide with Notte Bianca. The exhibition will run until the 21st October. 

The chosen project was presented by a multinational team; DTR, CYAN Engineering and Martello Media. DTR isa Maltese multi-disciplinary firm with particular expertise in architectural design for local context and historic contexts, civil and structural engineering and interior design. Cyan Engineering is a Maltese company specialised in merging contemporary building designs within historic contexts and Martello Media is an Irish multi-disciplinary team specialising in exhibition design and interpretative planning. The team also include additional Maltese expertise who will be working in tandem with Heritage Malta’s recognised specialists and expertise on this new museum typology, purposely developed for Malta. 

MUZA Visual 02The project concerns the development of a new national institution for the visual arts in Malta (EU). It is also one of the flagship projects for Valletta’s European Capital City of Culture title in 2018. The acronym MUŻA stands for Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti (Maltese for National Museum of Fine Arts), but also refers to the Muses, the mythological figures inspiring the arts and the etymological source of the word museum. MUŻA is also the Maltese word for inspiration. 

This design may be considered for European Union part financing within the Operational Programmes for Malta Cohesion Policy 2014 – 2020. 



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