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Until 28th October 2018

Exhibition Cultures in Dialogue

State Rooms, Valletta

 

Based on the concept of the traditional space of learning, discussion, dialogue and sharing present in every home in the Arabian Gulf, The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue will be presented at various major venues in Valletta, Paris, Vienna and throughout Europe. The exhibition itself represents the first part of a wider project that seeks to connect people, beliefs and cultures by offering a platform for respectful, yet incisive dialogue.

The Majlis, Cultures in Dialogue is organized at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum, in partnership with UNESCO Doha Office and the Qatari National Committee for Education, Culture and Science. It is presented for the first time in Malta under the Patronage of the President of Malta, H.E Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani and UNESCO Malta with the endorsement of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture.

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Until 31 August 2019 

Exhibition Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi, Gozo –
an exhibition highlighting discoveries from this innovative underwater project

Gozo Area Office Exhibition Hall, St Martin’s Quarter Street, Cittadella, Gozo

 

For over 10 years, the University of Malta has, in collaboration with a number of partners, used state of the art technologies to study and explore one of the most exciting underwater archaeological discoveries in the Central Mediterranean. This exhibition will highlight some of the innovative techniques used as well as stories of trade, exchange, production and consumption in the Archaic Mediterranean. Objects recovered from 110 meters below the surface will also be on display whilst audiovisual aids will help transport the viewer into an underwater world of historical discovery.

In collaboration with the University of Malta, and with the support of the Ministry for Gozo, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta International Airport and the Honor Frost Foundation.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 till 16.00hrs. Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 till 16.00hrs.

Admission free of charge.

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20 October

Event Middle Sea Race from Fort St Elmo

Fort St Elmo, Valletta

An opportunity to visit Fort St Elmo together with the site’s curator. The tour will focus on the history of the fort in relation to its strategic location, specially as the guardian of the two main harbours in Malta.

Participants will also have the opportunity to view the Middle Sea Race from the fort’s majestic bastions.

Light refreshments included.

Meeting place & time: Fort St Elmo’s main entrance at 09.00am

TICKETS:  adults at €10, seniors / students / children / HM members at €8. Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE.  

Tickets for this event are limited. For further information please call us on 2395 4242 (during office hours).

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21 October – 31 December

Exhibition Not A Megalithic Yard: A Closer Look at Malta’s Megalithic Architecture

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi

 

The exhibition will reveal the surprising results of research carried out into Malta’s Megalithic Architecture, particularly the proportions of the temple doorways and entry passageways.

At the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Visitor Centre. Entrance to the exhibition will be free of charge.

Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

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27 October

Lecture ‘Early Photography in Malta’

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 

Experience the fascinating story of how photography began in Malta, who were the first protagonists, who took the first picture, who opened the first studio in Malta, and how did  photographic studios evolve with time?  

This is an illustrated lecture by photography researcher Mr Kevin Casha – author of “Photography in Malta – The History and the Protagonists.”

Hosted at the National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta. Event starts at 10.00am (till noon).

Seating on a first come, first served basis.

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27 October – 30 November 

Exhibition Cartography of Medieval Maltese towns and villages by Daniel Bugeja

Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu

 

 

The island of Malta is dotted with picturesque villages and majestic cities that trace their origin to ancient times. This exhibition will mainly focus on cartography paintings of some of these Maltese Medieval cities and villages that have in time ceased to exist. 

Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

 

 

 

 

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28 October

Event Romani et mel – Romans and their honey

San Pawl Milqi, Burmarrad

 

 

An event highlighting the production, use and consumption of honey during Roman times, and the role of beekeeping. Throughout the day, a number of lectures about honey and olive oil will be delivered.

Tours of this site will take place as follows: 09.30 (Maltese), 11:00 (English), 13.30 (Maltese) & 15:30hrs (English).

This event will include re-enactments from Legion X Fretensis and demonstrations by Golden Island.

Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs)

Admission at €2 per person. HM members enter for free.

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28 October

Members’ Event – Exclusive guided tour – Romani et mel

San Pawl Milqi, Burmarrad

An exclusive guided tour organised specifically for HM members during the event Romani et mel, being held on the day at San Pawl Milqi.

Time: 10.00am

Complimentary tickets (for HM members only) are available from all Heritage Malta museums & sites.

Limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis.

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31 October – 30 November 

Exhibition Halloween ‘Animals and Dark Traditions’

National Museum of Natural History, Mdina

 

 

A display of animals and plants associated with death, witchcraft and other dark traditions will highlight our fascination with magic and the natural world. Various specimens of bats, insects, birds, reptiles, plants and other animals will form the basis of this exhibition.

Hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, Mdina. Opening hours from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

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International Exhibitions

 

36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth England
14 September – 2 December 2018

This exhibition highlights the essential role of the British Royal Navy winning the First World War’s greatest naval battle. Through never-before-seen displays and immersive galleries the exhibition challenges the belief that the Battle of Jutland was a German victory. The National Museum of the Royal Navy presents the battle as a British victory, both tactically and strategically.
 
Heritage Malta is participating by lending the upright piano of HMS Benbow from the National Collection.

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