Vanity, Profanity & Worship: Jewellery from the Maltese Islands, opened to the public on Easter Sunday, 31st March 2013 and ran until the 26th May 2013. For the first time in Malta, this exhibition brought together spectacular pieces of jewellery loaned from Maltese private and church collections which rarely, if ever, had been seen in public. The exhibition was a unique opportunity to view such a collection of artistic and historic jewellery under the same roof. Over 550 jewellery items were exhibited, providing a thorough survey of what jewellery in Malta looked like from ancient times to the present. Jewellery sheds light on the beliefs, customs and fashions of a people and this exhibition highlighted all these aspects.