The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage was formed as a result of the Cultural Heritage Act 2002 to ensure the protection and accessibility of Malta’s cultural heritage. Since its formation the Superintendence has grown and become more efficient in addressing the challenges which have come about with a growth in the local construction industry. Recent years have also seen an increase in awareness to protect cultural heritage property and a growing interest in research in Maltese heritage both from local initiatives as well from international venues. This presentation revisits the roles of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and describes how it continues to carry out its mission to ensure protection and accessibility of the Malta’s cultural heritage, while creating changes in the way it functions to ensure it is more efficient, and also providing expertise in the different areas of cultural heritage.
This presentation, entitled Continuity and Change in regulating the Cultural Heritage Sector – the work of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, will be given by Mr Joseph Magro Conti, Superintendent of Cultural Heritage, and Ms Bernardette Mercieca Spiteri, Cultural Heritage Executive at the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. It will take place on Wednesday 17 April 2019. The presentation is part of the lecture programme of The Archaeological Society Malta and will be held at 6 pm at the National Museum of Archaeology, Republic Street, Valletta.
Illustration: Gozo Cittadella