15 Aug MUŻA Project: The National Museum of Fine Arts to close this coming October
We’re moving closer to the next stage of the project as the current venue of the National Museum of Fine Arts shall be closing permanently this coming October. The museum has been at this venue since 1974 when the then Fine Arts Section was transferred to what was then known as Admiralty House. This palace was built as a residence for the knight Raimondo de Sousa y Silva and dates back to 1761–63. From 1821 to 1961, the building was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet between 1821 and 1961, hence the name Admiralty House.