Heritage Malta is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of Notte Bianca was a geat success especially due to the number of persons that visited its sites in Valletta. It is estimated that more than 30,000 persons visited museums and exhibitions organised by Heritage Malta for this occation, during which admission was free of change. This figure is nearly double the number of visitors that gained admission to Heritage Malta’s museums during last year’s event.
During last Saturday’s Notte Bianca one had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace Armoury and State Rooms, the National War Museum, the Church of Our Lady of Pilar, as well as two exhibitions at Auberge d’Italie.
One of the exhibitions at Auberge d’Italie displays some of Heritage Malta’s most recent acquisitions. ‘Storja bl-Arti ? An Art Story’, will remain open to the public until Friday 12th October. A Folk Music Exhibition, focusing on traditional Maltese musical instruments, was also hosted at Auberge d’Italie via another entrance in Melita street. This same exhibition will again be on display, this time at the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu, on Saturday 20th October during Birgufest.
Another exhibition, Henry Mayo Bateman (1887-1970): The Man Who?Loved Gozo, was open to the public during Notte Bianca at the National Museum of Archaeology in Republic Street. This exhibition includes a number of akwarelli, the large majority of which depict Gozitan landscapes, by the English painter Henry Mayo Bateman who lived on the same island until his death. A catalogue related to this exhibition was also published. This exhibition is open to the public till the end of January. The general public is encouraged to attend.
For more information, please call Heritage Malta on 2295 4000.