Winter Solstice at Mnajdra Temples 22 December
Experience the Winter Solstice from Mnajdra Temples. Also includes a tour of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples and a visit to the Visitor Centre. Tickets are priced at €15 per person and €10 for HM, ICOM and ICOMOS members. Tickets can be bought on site before the tour starts. Meeting time is 6.00am in front of the Visitor Centre. Limited places. For further information contact 21424231 or email: email@example.com
Heritage Malta Open Days 13 December
The last of Heritage Malta Open Days for 2011. The following sites and museums will be open for free:
Inquisitor’s Palace – Vittoriosa
Ggantija Temples – Xaghra, Gozo
Ta’ Kola Windmill – Xaghra, Gozo
St Paul’s Catacombs - Rabat
Opening Hours: 9:00 -17:00hrs
Tours within these sites & museums will be offered as follows:
Ggantija Temples – One tour at 11:00hrs
Ta’ Kola Windmill – One tour at 12:00hrs
St Paul’s Catacombs – General Tours at 10:30hrs & 14:30hrs. A special tour focusing on the St Paul’s Catacombs ERDF project and related works will commence at 11:30hrs.
A temporary exhibition of Crib Figurines crafted by Carmelo Agius is on display at the Inquisitor’s Palace.
Art & Wine @ South Street 3 December
Featuring artist Pierre Portelli and Albert Garzia presenting a follow-up to their recent project ‘Spokes’. If you’re after a good discussion over a glass of wine… and wondering if bicycles can be musical instruments and evoke shapes and designs as art forms… this is the event to follow. Admission free. The National Museum of Fine Arts 19.00hrs till late. For more information click here or call on 21225769.
Destination Art 3 – 4 December
An event at the National Museum of Fine Arts, celebrating art, literature, and music. This might well be the last chance to see the National Museum of Fine Arts for free, within its current location, before its forecasted move to Auberge d’Italie. Midsea Books will also be selling art books from the museum. Admission Free. For more information click here or call on 21225769.
Anthony Catania – Last Night 22 October – 20 November
An exhibition of works by Anthony Catania at the Contemporary Hall, at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. Free entrance. Open Monday to Sunday 09.00hrs till 16.30hrs (Last Admission 16.00hrs).
Rossella Dalmas IAM USQUE HUC 21 October – 20 November
Using archives and interviews Anthony Spagnol illustrates how Malta’s artistic patrimony was salvaged during World War Two. The launch will take place at the National Museum of Fine Arts at 11.00hrs. For more information please contact 22954343.
Thomas J Burnell – History at Sea 8 October – 31 October
For more information, visit the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118293374945193
Rabat Arts Festival – Domus Romana and St. Paul’s Catacombs 22 October – 23 October
The Domus Romana and St. Paul’s Catacombs will open till late evening at reduced admission fees. These sites will form part of the Rabat’s Arts Festival which is being organised by the Rabat Local Council. For further information please contact 21454500. Sat 22nd from 9am till 7pm (last entry 6.30pm) and Sun 23rd from 9am till 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Combo ticket both sites included: Adults – € 5 / Students, Youths 13 – 17, and senior citizens – € 2 / Children 12 years and under enter for free. _________________________________________________
TV programmes produced by Heritage Malta 2011
Joe Busuttil 24 September – 16 October
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234619983251335
German Malta Maps Exhibition 23 September – 16 October
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 9.00 – 17.00hrs.
Riccardo Licata – Along the Mediterranean to Malta 17 September – 16 October
Free entrance. Open Monday to Sunday 09.00hrs till 16.30hrs (Last Admission 16.00hrs).
Riccardo Licata – Mediterranean Soul 23 July – 9 October
Heritage Malta, in collaboration with Verso l’Arte Edizioni Italia, present works by internationally acclaimed artist Riccardo Licata. Hosted by the Salon of the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.Admission to the exhibition will be included in the normal admission price to the Museum: Adults €5; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €3.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €2.50; Members Free. Opening Hours: 09.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs.
Lejl Imqabba – Ta’ Mintna Catacombs 7 October
These catacombs which are not normally open to the public are found in Misraħ Ġublew tad-Djamanti at Mqabba. The catacombs will be open in the evening as part of Lejl Imqabba which is being organised by the Mqabba Local Council. For further information please contact 21231236.
Festival ta’ Logħob Tradizzjonali Maltin 9 October
The third year of this event takes place as part of Birgufest 2011. Children and parents alike take part in traditional Maltese games on the streets of Birgu. The Inquisitor’s Palace and Malta Maritime Museum will open at a reduced price of €2 for both museums. Organized in collaboration with the Birgu Local Council and Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue.
Birgufest 7-9 October
Fri 7th : 09.00 – 24.00hrs
Sat 8th : 09.00 – 01.00hrs
Sun 9th : 09.00 – 22.00hrs
Notte Bianca October 1
At the National Museum of Archaeology, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Palace Armoury & State Rooms, and the National War Museum.
More information on the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=295011577181666
Crossroads in Cultural Heritage Conservation: Student Conference 2011 30 September
A one-day student conference is being held in the Aula Magna, Valletta Campus, St Paul Street, Valletta on 30 September. The aim of the conference is to present the results of recent research in conservation by students who have graduated in the fields of conservation, engineering and science.
The event is being organised by the Department of the Built Heritage (Faculty for the Built Environment), the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) and the Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Science), in collaboration with Heritage Malta. Students, professionals, stakeholders and the general public are invited to attend. Registration is free.
To register kindly e-mail your details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 September.
Autumn Equinox at Mnajdra Temples 23 September
Experience the Autumn Equinox from Mnajdra Temples. Tickets can be purchased from all HM sites/museums for the price of €15 per person and €10 for HMmembers and will include a tour of Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples and access to the Visitor Centre. Meeting time is 6.00am at Hagar Qim Temples. Limited places. For further information contact 21424231.
Carmelo Agius (1922-2004) – A Tribute to a Prolific Artisan 1 July – 18 September
Exhibition of clay miniatures of processional statues by Carmelo Agius, a main exponent of the trade. He supplied all the main outlets of the time and his works feature among any serious study of the genre. Miniatures are accompanied by insightful notes, photographs, tools and moulds from his workshop. At the Inquisitor’s Palace, the National Museum of Ethnography. Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09.00–16.30 hrs. Entrance included in admission to museum: Adults €6; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €4.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €3.
Art&Wine @ South street – Season III – GOST ma’ 14 September
Gost will be the third offering this year where the theme has been an exploration of each of the Six Senses. Here we explore the sense of taste through the images of Glen Calleja who has documented the goings on within one of the most interactive spaces of the home: the kitchen. Bringing the familiar home to us in an unfamiliar sort of way …
Don’t miss this one off event at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta at 8pm. Entrance is Free.
Lore of the Sea 9, 10, 11 September
‘Lore of the Sea – immemorial waters’ is a drop into the contemporary seas of visual-performance and the memories stored in a museum, merging together to create a unique experience of history, art and creativity. This project is a collaboration between rubberbodies collective and Heritage Malta at the Malta Maritime Museum. A project partially funded by the Malta Arts Fund.
After the event, visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with the collective and museum curator on the balcony of the museum which offer superb views of the harbour.
Tickets are available at €12 (€10 for Heritage Malta members) from all Heritage Malta sites and museums.
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Sunset Heritage Trail at Hagar Qim Park 10 September
Join Heritage Malta curators on a tour of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra and its surrounding landscape. The tour includes both temples, Misqa Tanks, the Congreve Memorial and Ħamrija Tower. Katya Stroud (Senior Curator Prehistoric Sites) and Mario Casha will discuss the archaeological remains while John J. Borg (Principal Curator, National Museum of Natural History) will highlight the natural features surrounding the temples.
Followed by a visual presentation by photographer Daniel Cilia at the Hagar Qim Visitor Center. Cilia has collaborated with Malta’s leading historians in a diverse range of publications, including Malta Before History and Malta: Prehistory and Temples.
Modern Artistic Sensibilities in Maltese Art 20 August – 4 September
An exhibition of modern and contemporary art works curated by Dr Joseph Paul Cassar (Maryland University College and resident Art Educator for the New York Times) in conjunction with the launch of his latest publication on modern art; ‘Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta’. At the National Museum of Fine Arts. Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.00hrs. Admission Free.
Preti 10×10 (Gozo) 1 August – 2 September
The National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museo Civico di Taverna (Calabria) present an exhibition of ten works by Italian artists from Calabria inspired by the works of the great Calabrian artist Mattia Preti and purposely produced for this exhibition. At the Heritage Malta Area Exhibition Hall, Gozo. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00hrs; Saturday 09.00 – 12.00hrs. Admission Free.
Libretti in the Silent City 24 August
Enjoy tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens third classical music recital, in the Courtyard of the Vilhena Palace, Mdina. Accompanying Cliff will be acclaimed pianist Marcelle Zahra, Soprano Seljan Nasibli and a special guest Nicholas McCarthy who is currently the youngest left-hand pianist worldwide.
The programme offers songs and arias such as Verdi’s ‘Parigi O Cara’ from La Traviata, Rossini’s ‘La Danza’, ‘Paraphrase on Miserere’ Op. 16 by Liszt / Pfeiffer and many more.
On 24 August at 20.30hrs.
I Fought the X and the X Won 15 July – 15 August
Organised by artists Dionisis Christofilogiannis and Adrian Scicluna and curated by artist-curator Raphael Vella, this exhibition is inspired by a rock and roll song called “I Fought the Law” with many cover versions, notably one by the band Bobby Fuller Four in the 1960’s and another by The Clash. The show proposes different situations in which one is faced by antagonistic forces and defeat or failure. Featuring artists from different countries using a wide range of media such as video to drawing, painting and sculpture. This event will be hosted by the National Museum of Fine Arts. Free entrance. Open Monday to Sunday 09.00hrs till 16.30hrs (Last Admission 16.00hrs).
Vincent Apap Exhibition 3 June – 31 July
Heritage Malta and the Ministry for Gozo pre9sent an exhibition of works by Vincent Apap (1909-2003) from the National Collection. Free entry. At the Ministry for Gozo – St Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo. The exhibition was inaugurated on the 3rd of June as part of the Notte Gozitana event. Opening hours: 8.00-17.00hrs.
19th Century Souvenir Illustrations of the Ggantija Temples
27 May – 23 July (in conjunction with Lejlet Lapsi – Notte Gozitana event)
The Mind’s Eye 2 July – 16 July
-Book Launch: Uncommon Malta and Gozo 6 July
Uncommon Malta & Gozo is an intimate companion and travelogue edited by Emma Mattei and designed by Jon Banthorpe. It steers the reader through urban streets and along the rugged coast with anecdote, lore, myth, field notes, maps, routes, illustrations and itineraries as guide. With over 30 contributors, Uncommon celebrates the ‘habit of flux’, urging you to lose your way in order to stumble across the roads less travelled in Malta & Gozo. In the Anadrian Engine Room at the Malta Maritime Museum at 19.30hrs.
Ring 2 – 4 July
Puerto Flamenco ‘RING’ as part of the Malta Arts Festival. On the 2nd, 3rd, 4th July, two shows per night @ 9pm and @ 10.30pm, Limited Seating. Show duration 1hour. At Villa Bighi Gardens, Kalkara. Tickets €15, Concessions €10 for students & senior citizens upon presentation of relevant identification to be presented at the door. Free entrance for children 12 years & under upon presentation of ticket.
Gli Occhi di Caravaggio – Gli Anni della formazione tra Venezia e Milano 11 March – 3 July
Participation of Heritage Malta with the painting ‘St Dominic of Guzman’, after Tiziano, in this exhibition being organized and hosted by the Museo Dicesano in Milan Italy.
Photographic Exhibition of Birds of Malta 3 June – 3 July
An exhibition organized by the National Museum of Natural History and BirdLife (Malta) of photos taken by members of BirdLife. Opening hours 09.00hrs – 17.00hrs. Members Free; Adults €5; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €3.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €2.50.
Ancient Life Forms – Trilobites and Ammonites (A Private -Collection) 3 June – 3 July
An exhibition organized by the National Museum of Natural History. Opening hours 09.00hrs – 17.00hrs. Entrance is included in admission to museum: Members Free; Adults €5; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €3.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €2.50.
Unshackled Transformation 28 May – 27 June
An exhibition of works by Derek Nice in dialogue with works from the national collection co-curated with Sandro Debono, Senior Curator for Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Fine Arts. At Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Free Entrance.
50th anniversary of the 1961 survey of the Xlendi wreck site 9 June
Lecture by Prof. John Woods who directed the survey team. Visitors will also be able to view the Xlendi wreck material on permanent display at the museum and print-outs from digital files documenting the wreck to be donated to Heritage Malta by Prof. Woods. At the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, Main Hall on First Floor at 18.30hrs.
Summer Solstice at Mnajdra Temples 21 June
Experience the Summer Solstice sunrise from Mnajdra Temples. Tickets can be purchased from all HM sites/museums for the price of €15 per person and €10 for HM members and will include a tour of Mnajdra Temples and access to the Visitor Centre. Limited places. Tickets can be purchased from all HM museums and sites. For further information contact 21424231.
Heritage Malta Open Day 7 June
Visit the following Heritage Malta sites and museums for free:
- National Museum of Fine Arts
- Malta Maritime Museum
- National Museum of Natural History
- Inquisitor’s Palace
Opening Hours: 9:00 -17:00hrs
Take the opportunity to become a member of Heritage Malta at a 10% discount.
Re-painted 7 June
As part of the Open Day you can encounter the Friends of the NMFA in their life drawing and painting session within the galleries of the National Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta. Morning event.
Care Creates Change Project 7 June
Get ideas how you can transform your rubbish into works of art and crafts. An exhibition of objects created from recycled materials and inspired by the National Collection. Created by students taking part in the training programme, ‘Care Creates Change in People’s Lives and the Environment’. At the National Museum of Fine Arts. Free Admission.
Filfla Heritage Trail (Boat Trip) 5 June
A guided tour by boat around the island of Filfla, its natural, environmental and historic aspects described in detail by the principal curator from Heritage Malta who will be our guide for the tour. Boat leaves Sliema at 9.00 and returns at 13.00 approx. Tickets can be bought from all Heritage Malta museums and sites. Tickets: Adults – 15 euros; Members – 12 euros; Under 12 – 10 euros. For more information and booking please contact Mr. Mario Casha on 23954242.
Preti 10×10 15 May – 5 June
The National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museo Civico di Taverna (Calabria) present an exhibition of ten works by Italian artists from Calabria, including Aldo Turchiaro, Francesco Guerrieri, Giovanni Marziano, Mario Parentela, Giovan Battista Rotella, Giuseppe Rocca, Pasquale Cerra, Antonio Saladino, Massimo Pulini and Valiero, inspired by the works of the great Calabrian artist Mattia Preti and purposely produced for this exhibition. Admission Free.
Daydreams 7 May – 29 June
An exhibition of paintings by Barbara Butzke at the Contemporary Exhibitions Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta. Free entrance. Open Monday to Sunday 09.00hrs till 16.30hrs (Last Admission 16.00hrs).
Ġmiel il-Ħrafa 6 May – 30 June
Exhibition of paintings inspired by century-old folktales rich in ethnographic content by artist Rupert Cefai at The National Museum of Ethnography, Inquisitor’s Palace Vittoriosa. An exhibition which will appeal to the whole family. Activity materials for children. Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09.00–16.30 hrs. Entrance is included in admission to museum Members Free; Adults €6; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €4.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €3. Sundays Reduced Entrance fee to exhibition and museum: Adults and Seniors: €2; Under 12s: Free. For further information please contact 21663731.
The Microbial Deterioration of Maltese Catacombs and Hypogea 23 May
A lecture by Conservation scientist Dr Gabriella Zammit, specialist in the microbial deterioration of inorganic substrata. The lecture is based on her PhD research, which involved interdisciplinary work in materials science, chemical analytical techniques, electron microscopy, ecology and molecular biology. Her work has been published in international journals and presented at international conferences. At 10.30hrs at Head Office, Bighi, Kalkara.
Terrain Vague 21 April – 22 May
Heritage Malta and St. James Cavalier present terrain vague, an exhibition of recent video, photography and paintings by Vince Briffa. The exhibition, co-curated by the artist and Sandro Debono, Senior Curator of the National Museum of Fine Arts, presents a dialogue by the artist, known for his transmedia, conceptual work, with select works from the National Collection. At Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Free Entrance.
Face Value 19 February – 20 March 2011
A retrospective exhibition of paintings by artist Madeleine Gera at the Contemporary Exhibitions Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta. Free entrance. Open Mon-Sun 09.00hrs till 16.30hrs (Last Admission 16.00hrs).
Art& Wine 23 February
Fresh from his experience at Dock No. 1 with Rubberbodies Collective, Jimmy Grima will be exploring the sense of touch. Tony Cassar Darien shall be in attendance. At the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Valletta at 19.00hrs.
Jewellery in Malta during the Knights Period 28 February
A lecture by Francesca Balzan organized by the Malta Branch of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta at 18.00hrs. Lecture is open to the general public. Free entrance.
Malta’s Premiere Scale Model Exhibition 11-13 March
Celebrating 30 years of Model Exhibitions, the Society for Scale Modellers, Malta, presents a showcase of highly detailed scale models based on historical and military subjects, and finished to international award-winning standards. Themes featured: marine, land warfare, aircraft, dioramas and figurines from ancient to modern era. At the Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu, entrance to exhibition is free of charge and open from 09.00 till 17.00hrs. Further details on www.ipmsmalta.com.
Art & Wine @ South Street 16 March
Art&Wine @ South Street 2011 Season III will focus on the five senses. Each session shall explore one or just take it as the point of departure… Its Vince Briffa’s turn now, exploring the sense of sight. Caldon Mercieqa shall be in attendance. At the National Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta at 19:00hrs.
Heritage Malta Open Days 19 March
Get a dose of culture this public holiday. Visit Heritage Malta sites and museums for free. Open from 9.00hrs till 17.00hrs.
National Museum of Fine Arts – Tour in Maltese at 4.00hrs
Domus Romana – Tour at 11.30hrs
Għar Dalam - Tour in Maltese and treasure hunt for children at 11.00 & 14.00hrs.
Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples 20 & 21March
Experience the Spring Equinox sunrise from Mnajdra Temples. Tickets can be purchased from all HM sites/museums for the price of €15 per person and €10 for HM members and will include a tour of Mnajdra Temples and access to the Visitor Centre. Limited places. For further information contact 21424231.
Lecture on Ribera 21 March
Lecture by Professor Craig Felton, Smith College, Massachusetts, on Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652). Free entrance. At the National Museum of Fine Arts at 18.00hrs.
Journeys of Discovery 3-30 March
A selection of Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures with a heritage and environmental theme by Gozo College Primary Students. At the Gozo Area Exhibition Hall, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo. Free entrance. Open Monday to Friday 09.00hrs till 17.00hrs.
The Rabbit 1 April to 8 May
Exhibition commemorating Chinese Year of the Rabbit and how this animal has affected and influenced the daily lives of us humans. From cartoon characters to rabbit stew. National Museum of Natural History, Mdina. Admission included in admission to museum: Members Free; Adults €5; Students (12 years upwards) & Seniors €3.50; Children (6 to 11 years) €2.50. Saturday and Sunday: Adults, Students and Seniors €2.50; Children: Free.