Treasures of Malta No.45, Summer 2009, Vol. XV No. 3


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Auberge de Castille – discussing some of its interesting pieces of furniture
Joseph Galea Naudi and Denise Micallef describe and assess the Auberge de Castille’s more important and valuable items of furniture

Faces from Valletta’s Colonial Past: A Collection of Figurines by Pawlu Scicluna
Pawlu Scicluna (1855-1933) was a gifted maker of clay figurines unknown to most.  Catherine Tabone gives a lively account of the man and of his large opus that can be viewed at the Inquisitor’s Palace, Vittoriosa

From the Albert Ganado Collection

The Architecture Award (1936-9)
Malta’s Architecture Award in the late 1930s drew public attention to notable buildings erected in that period.  George E Camilleri’s pioneering study reminds us of this long-forgotten, and never reported award

St Mary Tower – Comino
In this, the sixth and last in the series of pull-out drawings with commentaries, Dr Stephen Spiteri gives an account of the history and of the structural characteristics of St Mary Tower on the island of Comino

Giuseppe Hyzler and Malta’s medieval artistic heritage
Antonio Espinosa Rodriguez examines the efforts of Giuseppe Hyzler to make known Malta’s medieval heritage, encouraged by the English intellectual, Mrs Sarah Austin

From Private Collections

An Interlude in Capri
Chris Grech gives a vivid account of the part played by the Royal Malta Regiment in the disastrous defence of Capri against the French in 1808

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

A Visit to Malta by a 17th Century English Naturalist – Part I
John Ray (1627-1705) is a great name in the history of British science. David Diandra gives a detailed account of his visit to Malta in 1664, of which this is the first part


An Unrecorded Mattia Preti Drawing
Giovanni Bonello enthuses over a recently discovered drawing which he attributes to Mattia Preti

Caring for works of art on paper

The importance of lapel badges in Maltese politics – 1921 to present day
Robert Thake traces the evolution of the lapel badges in Maltese politics

Cultural Calendar

Heritage Malta Exhibition


Additional information

Weight 560 g
Dimensions 22.8 × 29.8 cm
Language English
Year of publication
Pages 96

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