Tag: Restoration

Watch: Main Guard restoration progressing at a steady pace

Now that the Main Guard building has been almost vacated, the delicate restoration process within Valletta’s Main Guard has reached an important stage, with Heritage Malta’s experts being able to double down on the necessary works to open the site to the public.

Photos: The Old Church in Birkirkara set for restoration

Agreement signed by Archdiocese and Restoration Directorate

Watch: Extensive restoration works at the Grand Master’s Palace

The project, with a total investment of €28 million, €10 million of which are co-funded via the ERDF, aims to comprehensively carry out an extensive restoration program of the entire palace and to render most areas of the palace accessible to the public.

Restored Grand Masters’ Crypt at St John’s Co-Cathedral officially opened

The inauguration and official opening of the Grand Masters’ Crypt was held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

Restoration of St Paul’s Church Marouflage ceiling completed

The small church dedicated to St Paul in Valley Road Birkirkara had the marouflage painted ceiling by Prof Giuseppe Briffa and decorations extensively conserved and restored through Bank of Valletta’s support. The restored ceiling was inaugurated on the 21st January.

Another phase of Żejtun parish church facade restoration completed

The north facing facade of Żejtun Parish Church was the best preserved since it is the least exposed to wetting and drying cycles. However it was covered in moss and lichens which were removed during the works.

St George Basilica’s dome restored

The dome was first unveiled in 1949, just four years after the end of the Second World War. Then Parish Priest of St George's and Archpriest of the Cathedral Church, Mgr Michael Cefai had instructed Roman painter Gian Battista Conti to paint episodes from the Book of the Apocalypse. Conti also painted the four paintings of a triangular shape beneath the dome known as the lunetti which represent the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Love together with Sacrifice. The dome of St George’s Basilica was inaugurated by Bishop Giuseppe Pace.

Building bridges through art

Foreign Affairs ministry to fund restoration of 18th century paintings

Extensive restorations planned for Mtarfa

The Minister of Transport Ian Borg has announced that there will be a € 1.5 million investment to restore Mtarfa, set to be complete...

‘Public were misled; they need to check the facts’

The applicant hoping to create a boutique hotel in Saqqajja Rabat, explains that the public have been ‘misled about what the application actually meant.’Speaking...