Following the success of last year’s temporary exhibition, Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo and the Royal Navy 1906-1979 at Fort St Angelo, and taking the current situation in stride, Heritage Malta is proud to present the exhibition in full, this time in virtual format, on its website. This tool enables web users to tour the entire Behind Closed Doors exhibition, enabling browsers to explore any particular section within the exhibition.
“41 years ago, our nation gained its freedom, but we also regained access to a Fort that had always been the coloniser’s domain,” explained Noel Zammit, Heritage Malta’s CEO. “Digitising this exhibition means we still get to experience this unique site, despite the present circumstances.”
Behind Closed Doors provides a detailed insight on the roles shouldered by Fort St Angelo during British occupation.
The true heart of the exhibition, however, lies in the personal recollections of those former Maltese and British servicemen who worked at the Fort during this period. Heritage Malta is proud to present the filmed interviews of these ex-colleagues, photos and other memorabilia, from which a strong sense of belonging to this important site – and phase in Maltese history – emerged.
“This virtual exhibition is a testament to Heritage Malta’s goal to bring our historical and cultural heritage into the modern, digital age, and ensure greater accessibility for all,” stated José Herrera, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government. “The Agency’s online presence is crucial, now more than ever.”
This initiative is available thanks to a collaboration agreement between Heritage Malta and Dhalia Properties.