Parochial Feasts Processional Statues at the Inquisitor?s Palace

Processional Statues at the Inquisitor?s Palace

Heritage Malta is currently hosting a temporary exhibition of miniature representations of parochial feasts processional statues at the Inquisitor?s Palace and National Museum of Ethnography in Birgu. This exhibition is another endeavor by the Ethnography Section within the museum to promote the intangible heritage of the Maltese islands.

The Processional Statues exhibition has been available for public viewing since the 12th of February and has now arrived at its final stages. Sunday 3rd of April will be the last day for this exhibition and on this day, the museum will be hosting a number of events. This will be the last opportunity for those that didn?t visit the exhibition before to attend and therefore appreciate the local artisan work on display.

On this day, a special thematic event is being scheduled for the whole family. Local artists and craftsmen will participate by manufacturing miniature works related to the statues on display and their theme. The aim of this event is to make such skills available to the general public in order for these to appreciate and understand work done by local artists within this sector. Additionally, other events during the day will be available. Visitors will have the opportunity to test their skills by trying the art of clay work themselves. Also, to keep children interested, stories will be read to those present at the museum.

On this special occasion, admission fee will be reduced to ?2 per person. Heritage Malta members and children under the age of 12 enter for free. One can also additionally visit the Malta Maritime Museum, also located in Birgu, for the price of ?3 altogether.

The Inquisitor Palace in Birgu will be open on Sunday from 9am till 5pm.

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