“Our civic duty in these times” – Heritage Malta CEO
A visit to a Heritage Malta site or museum can still be on the cards despite the necessary social distancing measures imposed – thanks to Heritage Malta’s website, which now offers virtual experiences of over 35 sites and a vast database of interactive content.
The national Agency’s website – www.heritagemalta.org – has just been redesigned to offer tailor-made experiences for the current circumstances. From exclusive virtual exhibitions to archaeological lectures, Heritage Malta’s website has something to pique everyone’s interest.
“Most families are currently self-isolating, or in quarantine, with very little to do,” explained Noel Zammit, Heritage Malta’s CEO. “Offering a virtual trip to our sites is simply our Agency’s civic duty in these troubling times.”
Visiting the website, the Museums & Sites section offers virtual tours, information, and photos of the selected site. From roaming the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta to exploring the Ta’ Bistra Catacombs in Mosta, viewers can experience a variety of areas around the islands, complete with helpful facts and photos.
Younger audiences can also find entertainment, with the Kids section bringing together weekly competitions, social media content, and tailormade educational material.
The Videos and Lectures section provides access to Heritage Malta productions and conferences, while the Downloads section opens the doors to the Agency’s vast resources.
“Until the day when we can re-open our doors arrives, we are doing our best to still ensure access to our national heritage,” stated José Herrera, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government. “I encourage parents and educators to use our online services as much as they can, and keep our country’s story alive.”