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.

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The Maltese Village has been studied by eight distinctive academics and experts in the field who will be sharing their research in this year’s symposium.

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If you would like to attend this symposium which will be held on Saturday 20th October 2018 please register here.  There are reduced registration fees for Wirt iż-Żejtun members and students.

You can also order the symposium papers publication at a reduced pre-publication offer.



A fiscal receipt will be sent.

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The Grand Salon at the National Museum of Archaeology

Very few other venues can match the class of the Gran Salon with its richly painted walls and wooden beamed ceiling.

The National Museum of Archaeology, managed by Heritage Malta, is housed in the Auberge de Provence, in Republic Street, Valletta. The building, an example of fine Baroque architecture, was built in 1571 and followed a plan by local architect Gilormu Cassar. The Auberge de Provence was house to the Knights of the Order of St John originating from Provence, France and displays beautiful architectural features.

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Narrow and serpentine streets unfold alleys and surprises behind every corner or bend.  This is the enriched character of our old towns and villages which developed organically by time.  Are they there to remain?

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Please feel free to get in touch should you have any queries.