Albert Ganado

BDL Books - Albert GanadoAlbert Ganado B.A., LL.D., M.O.M., Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Order of St John (Rome). The Malta University Library published a Liber Amicorum in his honour (1994). Helen Wallis Award conferred by the International Map Collectors Society for his great contribution to the history of cartography (2011). Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) conferred by the University of Malta (2013). Lectured in Malta and abroad. Published ten books and numerous articles on history, art, legislation, philately.

Albert Ganado, born in Valletta on March 9, 1924, graduated B.A. and LL.D at the University of Malta and has practised law since 1947. He has published in academic journals studies on various aspects of Maltese history, including art, legislation, politics and philately. Contributor to Encyclopaedia Britannica since 1954 on Maltese history and current events. Wrote articles on the cartography of Malta and the Mediterranean in Imago Mundi (London), Imago et Mensura Mundi (Rome), Lexikon zur Geschichte det Kartographie (Vienna), Florilegium Cartographicum (Leipzig), Mellieħa through the tides of time (Malta), A journey through the centuries-historical discoveries in Russo-Maltese relations (Malta); lectured on the same subjects in Malta, Pisa, Bertinoro and Brussels. Co-authored with Joseph C.Sammut Malta in British and French caricature 1798-1815, and with Maurice AgiusVadalà and two-volume work A Study in depth of 143 maps representing the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. Was consultant editor for Palace of the Grand Master in Valletta.

Keen collector of Melitensia, including maps and prints, books and manuscripts, autographs, portraits, postcards and philatelic items. Past-President, currently Vice-President, of the Malta Historical Society; Chairman of the National  Archives Advisory Committee and the Malta Bridge Association; Vice-President of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of St John; member of the Heritage Advisory Committee of the Planning Authority. Knight of Magistral Grace of Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta and recipient of the award Croce di Commendatore al Merito Melitense in the same Order. Honoured by being appointed a Member of the Maltese National Order of Merit.  In 1994 the Malta University Library produced a Festschrift in his honour Liber Amicorum Dr Albert Ganado.