Visit Bighi on Sunday 28 October and learn more on the invaluable work being done by Heritage Malta, the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. Several activities and exhibitions will be held throughout the day to showcase the agency's efforts in ensuring a future to our past.
Guided tours of Bighi will be held throughout the day, starting from 10.30hrs till 16.00hrs. Tours will provide an overview of all aspects of Heritage Malta's work and will include a visit to the conservation and science labs during which HM's conservators and scientists will explain their work within this environment. Animated guided tours for children will also commence at 10.30hrs and at 14.30hrs.
During the open day, displays will include information on Heritage Malta's ongoing projects including the restoration of Fort St Angelo, Ghajn Tuffieha Roman Baths and St Paul's Catacombs. There will also be information on HM's museums and sites, a static display of two Maltese buses, 3D temple models, information on the new Heritage Malta website to be launched later on this year, audio visuals, an art exhibition by Heritage Malta staff, artists and sculpture workshops, military actors, and other interactive educational activities.
Heritage Malta's Conservation Division in Bighi provides conservation-restoration, preventive conservation, and scientific diagnostic services to all the museums and sites managed by Heritage Malta. It has state-of-the-art diagnostic and conservation laboratories where the conservation of all kinds of artefacts is undertaken. These include paintings, metals, ceramics, stone, textiles, books and works of art on paper and wood. Additionally, the premises at Bighi also host Heritage Malta's head office since 2010.
Doors will be open from 10.00hrs till 18.00hrs with the last admission scheduled at 17.00hrs. Admission is free. For more details and a full programme of events, please visit Heritage Malta's website: www.heritagemalta.org