Wirt iż-Żejtun is an established local registered voluntary organization (VO/0517) working in the heritage sector. Although a young organization, it has established itself as one of the leading and most active local NGOs in this sector, through its very active cultural calendar.
Wirt iż-Żejtun has been organising biennial symposia since 2012. The theme of this year’s symposium is “The Maltese Village”. The main aim behind this theme is to understand better the formation and characteristics of our towns and villages and raise awareness about the importance of protecting the cultural values enshrined in these living spaces.
A number of researchers, historians and academics have been invited to contribute in this symposium by preparing papers on this subject. The symposium’s guest speaker will be the most renowned Professor Dr Brian W. Blouet. The papers presented will be published in English so that the information may be shared among a wider spectrum of people interested in this theme and to also serve as a research document to future generations as a memory of this precious social heritage.