MUŻA Project: The National Museum of Fine Arts to close this coming October

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.

 

2 Comments
  • Noeleen Whelan
    Posted at 14:13h, 22 November Reply

    Since the closure of the National Museum of Fine Arts, can its collection be viewed at any other location in Valletta before moving to MUZA? Do you have an approximate date for the opening of MUZA?

    • Administrator
      Posted at 10:30h, 17 December Reply

      The collection is currently undergoing conservation works and some of these are or shall feature in international exhibitions. Looking forward to see you in 2018 …

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