News

13 Oct 2011

Din l-Art Helwa Award for Heritage Journalism

16 November 2007 – For the third consecutive year, Din l-Art Helwa has presented a Heritage Journalism Award. The aim of this Award is to encourage the written press to focus on articles or writing campaigns that underline the vital contribution of Malta’ built cultural heritage to our history and culture. The panel...

13 Oct 2011

Phase Two of the Restoration of the Red Tower in Mellieha

  In a presentation to the press together with Din l-Art Helwa, three prominent companies, Playmobil Malta Ltd, the Demajo Group of Companies and Toly Products Ltd have announced that they are again to sponsor a new phase of work at St. Agatha’s Tower, also known as the Red...

13 Oct 2011

Efforts for the Environment – October 2007

Din l-Art Helwa’s Heritage & Environment Protection Committee has recently put a lot of its energy into arguing against proposed large projects in areas which lie outside the development zone, and which the Committee considered to be unacceptable. These include two projects which have frequently been in the newspaper headlines over the last six...

13 Oct 2011

Tal-Hniena chapel in Qrendi to be restored

Din l-Art Helwa recently signed a Deed of Trust with the Archdiocese of Malta, in which it agreed to restore the baroque chapel of Tal-Hniena, which lies in the outskirts of Qrendi in the former hamlet of Hal-Lew. This is the fourth chapel held in trust by Din l-Art Helwa, together with St Marija ta’ Bir Miftuh in Gudja, the chapel of...

13 Oct 2011

Din l-Art Helwa Architectural Heritage Awards 2007

On 30th November 2007, Din l-Art Helwa announced Maurice de Giorgio, Executive Chairman of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, as the winner of the 2007 Architectural Heritage Award for his exceptional and significant contribution to Maltese cultural heritage and the achievement of architectural excellence in Malta with the outstanding restoration of Palazzo Falson and its meticulous conversion to...

13 Oct 2011

Delimara Lighthouse Restored

    Built in 1854, the Delimara Lighthouse has long been a beacon to shipping as well as a landmark of British architecture in the southernmost tip of Malta. In March 2006 the Malta Maritime Authority entered into an agreement for the Lighthouse to be restored and administered by Din l-Art Ħelwa. This was...

13 Oct 2011

Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park

Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park On 12th May 2007, the government announced its plans to establish a Nature and History Park in the North-West of Malta. This Park will be the first of its kind in Malta, and is to be managed by Din l-Art Helwa together with Nature Trust, signed a Letter of Intent with the government, and the Gaia...

13 Oct 2011

Lunzjata Fountain, Gozo

Restoration of Lunzjata Fountain, Kercem, Gozo The picturesque 17th century fountain in Lunzjata Valley, a well loved landmark in Kercem, Gozo, has been restored by Din l-Art Helwa in a joint project with the Kercem Local Council. The restoration was made possible with the generous support of the...

12 Oct 2011

Put the ‘u’ into volunteering

Taking up the volunteer baton as incoming executive president of Din l-Art Ħelwa, nothing is clearer to me in my first week of office than the continued value volunteer non-governmental-organisations bring to society, whichever social mission they support. When such organisations are established, it is usually because there is a function lacking within the government that is not fulfilling a...