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23 June – 7th October

Exhibition Valletta and the Dominicans: a common journey

Dominicans Priory, St Dominic Street, Valletta

 

As from its foundation, the story of the city of Valletta has often intertwined with that of the Dominican Community in the capital. The initial presence of the Dominicans among the city’s builders, evolved into a 500 year rich and inseparable history. In the year in which we are celebrating the city of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture, this exhibition will help us appreciate the rich historical, socio-cultural and artistic legacy left by the Dominican Order as reflected in the development of Valletta.

Opening hours: 10.00 till 16.00hrs

Admission free of charge.

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21 July – 23 September 2018

Exhibition – Etruscan Urns in the National Collection 

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 

 

On display four urns, one lid and one front piece that were stored together with a typewritten plaque with the donor’s name Mr Francesco They, accompanied with a note stating that they were probably imported to Malta in the 19th century. These urns were commonly used by the Etruscans who flourished along the coast just north of Rome between the 8th and 1st centuries BC. 

Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs).

Admission to the exhibition free of charge.

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15 September

Members’ EventGuided visit to the exhibition ‘Valletta and the Dominicans: a common journey’ 

Dominicans Priory, St Dominic Street, Valletta

Heritage Malta members are invited to join us on this exclusive tour of the exhibition ‘Valletta and the Dominicans: a common journey’, currently on display at the Dominicans Priory in Valletta.

During the tour we will also visit the Basilica of St Dominic and the Dominican Convent.

Meeting place & time: in front of the Dominicans Priory (St Dominic Street, Valletta) at 09.00am 

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.

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

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21 September 

Open DayInquisitor’s Palace

Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu

 

The Inquisitor’s Palace will be opening its doors for free on a public holiday, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to appreciate one of the very few surviving palaces of its kind, and the only one still open to the public worldwide.

Gain free access to the historic kitchen area, the sophisticated piano nobile and private quarters, the Holy Office Tribunal and the austere prison complex!

Guided tours of the site will commence at 10.00hrs (in Maltese) and at 14.00hrs (in English).

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

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22 September 2018 – 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.

Admission free of charge.

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22 & 23 September 

Event Autumn Equinox at Mnajdra Temples

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi

 

Experience the Autumn Equinox sunrise at Mnajdra Temples.

After the equinox there will be a tour of the Visitor Centre and refreshments.

TICKETS: €25 per person and €15 for HM members. Tickets are available from all HM sites & museums, and ONLINE.

Meeting place at Hagar Qim Visitor Centre at 06.00am. Limited places available.

For further information contact 2142 4231.

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22 September

Event Harbour Cruise and Tour of Fort St Angelo

Fort St Angelo, Birgu

The event will commence with a harbour cruise, followed by a guided tour of Fort St Angelo. A Heritage Malta curator will be leading the group on site. Light refreshments will be served afterwards at Fort St Angelo.

Meeting place: Birgu Waterfront (next to Fort St Angelo) at 19.00hrs. Tour will end at circa 21.45hrs.

TICKETS: adults at €18, seniors / students / children / HM members at
€15. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE.

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

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

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23 September

Event Full Moon at Għar Dalam

Għar Dalam, Birżebbuġa

 

The event will include presentations on the various features of interest found in the Wied Dalam area as well as a moonlight tour of the site and cave, followed by light refreshments.

Meeting time & place: Għar Dalam at 19.30hrs

TICKETS: adults at €14, seniors / students / children at €11 and Heritage
Malta members at €10. Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta sites and museums, & ONLINE.

For more information please call on 2165 7419.

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28 September

Event The Science Behind Conservation: The Gran Salon Project

Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

 

This event will be an opportunity for the general public (12+) to learn about conservation science via an excellent case study of the on-going Gran Salon conservation project.

Heritage Malta conservators will highlight the important role of conservation and the methods being used to preserve this unique site. A heritage scientist will also explain how scientific investigations unearthed useful information to the conservation project, thus showcasing how science is a pivotal tool for understanding the complexities of cultural heritage objects.

Four presentations will take place, starting on the hour from 19.00hrs, with the last presentation starting at 22.00hrs.

Attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

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29 September

Members’ Event WWII Heritage Trail

Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta

 

An event exclusively organised for our members during which we will be visiting the Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta.

Meeting place and time: Lascaris War Rooms at 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.

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

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International Exhibitions

 

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. 

Heritage Malta is participating by lending two paintings from the National Collection. 

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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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