The ceiling paintings restoration in St. Paul's Minor Basilica in Rabat has been completed.
An investment of almost €5 million.
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.
Agreement signed by Archdiocese and Restoration Directorate
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.
The inauguration and official opening of the Grand Masters’ Crypt was held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.
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.
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.