HM returns MUŻA paintings to exhibit after normalising humidity levels

Conservators placing artworks in place. (source: Heritage Malta)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 at 12:52 pm by Christian Keszthelyi

Several paintings of national-community art museum MUŻA have been returned to exhibit by Heritage Malta (HM), after increased humidity levels threatening to damage the artworks had been normalised due to up-to-date technological solutions, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. The HM also announced a call for a temporary exhibition.

“The main mission of Heritage Malta is to protect the cultural heritage entrusted to it, in this case, works of fine art. To this effect, we were very proactive, moving some of the paintings from a number of galleries to a storage area which had a stable climate within MUŻA,” said Heritage Malta’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Noel Zammit. “This is a process which will be concluded in the coming days and is being given all the attention it deserves. We are not going to take any shortcuts for any reason whatsoever,” he added.  

Subsequently, Heritage Malta formally launched the first call for a temporary exhibition at the museum, in line with HM’s strategy set for MUŻA to place the artist at the centre of this new space, Mr Zammit announced.

“A work of art is given life through the message which it shares, and the emotions that it instils in those who see it,” emphasized Mr Zammit. The main aim of this call is the creation of dialogue in the communities of Malta and Gozo connected to the narrative expression of MUŻA’s identity, and to the preservation of the national collection for the current generation and the future ones.

“The chosen works which will be received through this call will be exhibited in the same space where one can find the most prestigious artworks. Therefore we are looking out for those artworks which leave a significant impact,” said Mr Zammit.

Artists interested in exhibiting their works can apply through the official website of Heritage Malta by 1 November.

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