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10 March – 17 July 2018

Exhibition The Schranz Family of Artists: A Journey of Rediscovery

Fort St Elmo, Valletta


Heritage Malta in collaboration with the Schranz Family is holding an exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Schranz Family of artists in Malta.

The exhibition explores the incredible output of 4 generations of Schranz artists, their various styles, techniques and artistic entrepreneurship, and explains the context of the various views they captured in Malta and abroad during their various travels, including landscapes, natural and political events.

The exhibition brings together for the very first time around 180 works from public and private collections on display, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the UK Government Art Collection, and Minorca museums.




20 March – 30 April 2018

ExhibitionMalta Wildlife Photography Exhibition

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

Exhibition of the best photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held earlier this year at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina.

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

Venue: Heritage Malta’s Gozo Area Office at the Citadel

Opening hours: 09.00 – 16.00hrs (Mon – Fri)

Admission to view the exhibition free of charge.



Throughout April

FestivalGaulitana: a Music Festival

Ġgantija Temples, Xagħra, Gozo

PAX – The Puzzle that is Peace (Installation and Public Performance)
7 April at 17.30hrs
Helene Markstein (Installation Artist) / Voce Angeliche / Aurora Youth Choir / Gozo Community Choir / Gaulitanus Choir
Ritual Strings
27 April at 19.30hrs
Kevin Moindaze (Guitar)
Ġgantija and Norma (Artistic Insights and Curator’s Tour)
28 April at 12.30hrs
Daniel Cilia (photographer) / Enrico Castiglione (Opera Director) / Daphne Sant Caruana (Curator)

FREE TICKETS for these events can be collected from the Ġgantija Temples or the Gozo Museum of Archaeology or by calling us on 21 553 194 to receive an electronic ticket.

Further information can be found on www.gaulitanus.com



22 April   — FULLY BOOKED —

Heritage TrailGuided Tour of Fort Delimara

Fort Delimara, Marsaxlokk


The fort offers an insight into years gone by when it was still operational under the British forces. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and to bring along a torch as visit will take us through unlit areas of the building.

TICKETS: Fully booked

Meeting place: outside Tas-Silg Chapel (Marsaxlokk) at 14.00hrs (event will end at around 16.00hrs).

For further information please call us on 2295 4000 (during office hours).

THIS EVENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Participants must be +12 years of age.


22 April

Event – Guided Tours of Skorba Temples during ‘Frott il-Bidwi Mgarri’

Skorba Temples, Zebbiegh, Mgarr

On the occasion of ‘Frott il-Bidwi Mgarri’ to be held in Zebbiegh (Mgarr) on Sunday 22nd April, Heritage Malta will be organising guided tours of Skorba Temples.

Guided tours will start at the following times:

– 10.30hrs (in Maltese)
– 11.30hrs (in English)
– 13.30hrs (in Maltese)
– 14.30hrs (in English).

A maximum number of 25 persons will be accepted per tour.

On the day, tickets to gain admission to the site will be priced at €3.00 per person. Tickets will be available directly on site, from Skorba Temples.

Skorba opens daily from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).



28 April

Event – Science in the Citadel

Citadel, Gozo

Heritage Malta’s museums at the Citadel will be hosting various workshops and lectures, including the following:

A rolling workshop entitled ‘Exploring a Smaller & Invisible World. Science and Heritage Investigations‘ at the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, between 12.00 & 16.00hrs.

A drop-in workshop entitled ‘Curating the National Nature Collections‘ at the Gozo Nature Museum between 11.00 & 15.00hrs.

For further details please visit the Science in the Citadel Facebook Page.



28 April

LectureFrom Abela to Zammit; A biographic overview of Maltese naturalists from the 16th to the early 20th Century

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 

Heritage Malta is organising a series of lectures focusing on various topics directly related to Malta’s heritage.

The second lecture, ‘From Abela to Zammit – a biographic overview of Maltese naturalists from the 16th to the early 20th Century’, will be delivered by Heritage Malta Senior Curator Mr John J. Borg on Saturday 28th April at 10.00am.

The presentation will highlight the lives and works of  Maltese naturalists, from the well known to the less so, who lived from the 17th Century up to the early years of the 20th century.



29 April

Members’ Event Zurrieq Walking Tour

An exclusive event for HM members, the heritage trail will commence next to the Xarolla windmill, built by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena in 1724. We will visit the nearby Paleo-Christian tombs, currently being excavated and containing interesting architectural features rarely found in other similar tombs on the island. The guided tour will take us past the oldest part of the village, past the parish church, the Armoury, Mattia Preti’s residence and various palaces.

Meeting time and place: 09.00hrs next to the Ta’ Xarolla Windmill (event will end at 12.30hrs)

TICKETS: complimentary for HM members / guests of members at €5 (on presentation of a valid membership card at the ticketing office). Tickets available from all Heritage Malta museums & sites.

Tickets available on a first come, first served basis. 

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

N.B. – This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.



30 April 

Event – Fireworks Festival from Fort St Angelo

Fort St Angelo, Birgu



An opportunity to view the Fireworks Festival from Fort St. Angelo!

During the evening, visitors will also be offered a guided tour of the fort, with refreshments afterwards.

Time: at 1900hrs (event ends at 23.00hrs).

TICKETS: at €15, seniors / students / HM members at €12, are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE.



International Exhibitions


Valletta – Capitale d’Europa 

Sala dei Gigli, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy
23 March – 9 May 2018

A specialised exhibition showcasing Malta maps from the MUŻA cartographic collection including two of the Camocio Siege Maps that have just made it to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The focused selection of maps on display shall present the story of Valletta, from the Great siege of 1565 to its development into a fully fledged military fortress by the end of the eighteenth century.

This exhibition project, celebrating Valletta’s 2018 European Capital of Culture title in Florence, is a joint initiative between Heritage Malta and the Maltese Embassy in Rome in collaboration with Comune di Firenze under the auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister. A return exhibition sealing this twinning project between Valletta and Florence shall be hosted later this year at Malta’s MUŻA as part of its cultural, artistic and events programme for the second half of 2018.



I Fasti del Conte – Artemisia, Finoglio, Battistello, Stazione e altri alla corte di Gian
Girolamo Acquavia D’Aragona

Polo Museale della Citta di Conversano 
14 April – 30 September 2018

The exhibition reconstructs the content, type and extent of a historic collection that once belonged to the powerful Acquaviva d’Aragona noble family. The historic castle of Conversano, once family property, is the main venue of this major exhibition. Works from major Italian and European museums, including Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, private collections and others shall provide new insight into the history of seventeenth century collecting and collections development. 


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 ground-breaking 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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