‘Be the Artist’ winners welcomed at MUŻA

Maltese and Gozitan children display their work at MUŻA

Heritage Malta’s ‘Be the Artist’winners welcomed at the National Museum

MUŻA, the National Community Art Museum, is exhibiting a selection of works from children aged sixteen and under, submitted as part of Heritage Malta’s ‘Be the Artist’ initiative.

The second in a trilogy of exhibitions, the works currently displayed focus on the themes of prehistoric temples, traditional confections, and pose for art. These themes formed part of the online competition, which was aimed at keeping children inspired during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Lady, Mrs. Miriam Vella, expressed satisfaction at the initiatives taken by Heritage Malta in local culture and art even during the Covid-19 pandemic. She greeted and thanked all the teachers as well as the parents who in these months did their utmost to ensure their children’s education remains undisrupted.

Between April and June, the ‘Be the Artist’ initiative called for artistic submissions from children aged 16 and under, in accordance to the various themes proposed by Heritage Malta. Maltese and Gozitan children submitted over 260 artistic pieces.

“Heritage Malta seeks to reach out to all generations,” stated Mario Cutajar, Heritage Malta’s Executive Director. “The ‘Be the Artist’ initiative gathered a successful response from very talented children and teenagers.”

“Now that our sites and museums are open once again, I look forward to welcoming youths making use of their Student Passports,” claimed Noel Zammit, Heritage Malta’s CEO. The popular Student Passport Summer programme also includes various activities within Heritage Malta’s sites.

Tickets are available on heritagemalta.org. 

Mrs Miriam Vella attends the launch of the second edition of ‘Be the Artist’ exhibition organised by Heritage Malta-MUŻA, Valletta-30-7-2020