Antique maps to be put on display

Antique maps to be put on display

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Malta – Antique maps of Malta recently acquired by the government will go on public display for the first time on 4th October during Notte Bianca.

The Ganado Map Collection will be exhibited at the Auberge de Castille.

The exhibition is being put up by Heritage Malta, which is to play a leading role in the Notte Bianca events.

For the first time, all government museums in Valletta will be open free of charge.The Tal-Pilar Church in West Street, which is usually not open to the public, will be open to visitors who will have an opportunity to see an exhibition of ecclesiastical silver from the National Collection.

Another exhibition entitled “Views from Gozo” will be put up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This exhibition will consist of paintings of Gozo by Maltese and foreign artists from the National Collection.

The National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace Armoury and the National Museum of Fine Arts will be open from 6 p.m. onwards. At the Museum of Fine Arts at 8.30 pm visitors will be able to participate in a session of story telling by Maltese writer Saviour Pirotta.

A hands-on activity will be held at the National Museum of Archaeology as members of the public will be given the opportunity to handle authentic artefacts whilst being given information about their possible uses.

A Heritage Book Fair will be open at the Heritage Malta Head Office in Merchants Street. Books published by Heritage Malta, MidSea Publishers and Sacred Islands will be available at heavily discounted prices. Anthony Catania’s painting exhibition ‘The Pied Piper’ currently running at the Head Office will be open to the public throughout the night.