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Until 15 February 2018

ExhibitionMalta Wildlife Photography Exhibition

National Museum of Natural History, Mdina


 

Exhibition of the best photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held earlier this year.

The 340 images submitted were selected according to three categories; Flora, Fauna and Marine.

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

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8 February       — FULLY BOOKED —

Event Rabbit in 17th and 18th Century Malta

Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu
 
The archives on the Inquisition provide references to a sophisticated kitchen at the Inquisitor’s Palace, furnished with all the necessary utensils to cook meat, including rabbit which is known to have been reared and consumed at the Inquisitor’s Palace. Rabbit will in fact be the focus of the fourth session in the Inquisitor’s Historic cookalong series.

Dr Noel Buttigieg will help us explore the subject, while our chef will be conducting a historic cookalong session of the pastizzo di carne di conglio.
 
This is an exclusive sensory experience for a limited number of participants. Proceeds from this event will help us refurnish the kitchens back to its busy days. Participants will be entitled to one complimentary copy of The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum project book.
 
TICKETS: €12 per person / €10 for HM members. Available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE.
 
Time: 19.30hrs
 
For further details please call 2166 3731.

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10 February

Open Day Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples

Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park, Qrendi
  

 

Saturday 10th February, on the Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck, Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples will be open to the public for free.

Apart from viewing the temples and their environs, visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the adjacent interactive visitor centre.

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

Guided tours of the temples will start at 11.00hrs and at 14.00hrs.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples are inscribed as part of ‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta’ in the World Heritage List.

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14 – 28 February

Exhibition 5000 years of Romance

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
 

 

On the occasion of Saint Valentine’s Day, the National Museum of Archaeology will be setting up a small exhibition showcasing the ‘Embracing Couple’ figurine.

This unique item is, to date, the only artefact from Malta dating to the Neolithic period which shows human emotions immortalized through artistic expression. This figurine will be complemented with jewellery dating from the same period.

This small exhibition will be set up in the lobby area. Admission to the exhibition free of charge.

Opening hours: 08.00 – 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

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18 February       — FULLY BOOKED —

Heritage Trail – Roman Malta

Various archaeological sites

Visiting the Ta’ Kaccatura Roman site and nearby archaeological remains (Birzebbuga), the Domvs Romana archaeological site (Rabat), and the Abbatija Tad-Dejr Catacombs (Rabat).

Meeting time and place: 08.45hrs, opposite the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta (back in Valletta at 14.00hrs). 

TICKETS: Adults at €18. Seniors / Students / HM Members at €15. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE.

Tickets available on a first come first served basis. 

For further assistance please call on 2395 4242 (during office hours).

N.B. – During this event we will walk along uneven paths. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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23 February

Members’ Event –  Guided tour  –  Bighi Conservation Division

Conservation Division, Marina Street, Kalkara
 

 

The Division has state-of-the-art diagnostic and conservation laboratories where the conservation of all kinds of artefacts may be undertaken including paintings, metals, ceramics, stone, textiles, books and works of art on paper and wood.

Time: 09.00hrs (until circa 12.00hrs)

TICKETS: complimentary for members, €5 for guests of members (on presentation of a valid membership card at the ticketing office).

For further assistance please call on 2395 4242 (during office hours).

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25 February

Open DayTarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples, Ħal Tarxien 

 

Visit one of the largest and most complex prehistoric sites on the Maltese islands! The Tarxien Temples will be open to the public for free on Sunday 25th February. 

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

Guided tours of the site will start at 10.00hrs and at 14.00hrs.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tarxien Temples are inscribed as part of ‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta’ in the World Heritage List.

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International Exhibitions

 

Maestri d’Olanda e di Fiandra nei mari del sud

La pittura Olandese e Fiamminga nelle collezioni di Giuseppe Bellanti, Giovanni Messina e Camillo d’Errico

– Pinacoteca e Biblioteca Camillo d’Errico – Palazzo d’Errico, Palazzo San Gervasio, Potenza, Italy

13 January 2018 – 24 February 2018

 

The exhibition is being held by the Ente Morale Camillo d’Errico with the support of the Comune di Palazzo San Gervasio (Matera) and in collaboration with Heritage Malta, MUZA – Muzew Nazzjonali tal Arti, Regione Basilicata and the Assessorato per la Cultura – Basilicata. The exhibition, jointly curated by Mauro Vincenzo Fontana and Sandro Debono, is coordinated by Mario Saluzzi and also enjoys the distinguished patronage of the Maltese Embassy in Italy.

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Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici

Palacio de Iturbide (Fomento Cultural Banamex), Mexico City, Mexico – 29 June 2017 to 15 October 2017

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA – 19 November 2017 to 18 March 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 23 April 2018 to 5 August 2018

A groundbreaking exhibition devoted to 18th century Mexican painting, a vibrant period marked by major stylistic developments and the invention of new iconographies. The exhibition’s over 120 works (many unpublished and restored for the exhibition), will make a lasting contribution to the understanding of Mexican painting in particular and transatlantic artistic connections in the 18th century in general. Its main themes explore the painters’ great inventiveness and the varying contexts in which their works were created. The exhibition represents the first and most serious effort to date to reposition the history of 18th century painting in Mexico.

Heritage Malta is participating by lending two paintings by the 18th Century Mexican painter Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz from the National Collection.

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