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Siege Maps: Keeping Memory Safe

Valetta, Malta

Organisation: National Museum of Archaeology

On display four maps of the Great Siege of 1565 by Giovanni Francesco Camocio, a thriving publisher and dealer of maps, prints and books.
Distributed far and wide, these news maps were once the most effective means of reporting the latest developments of the Siege. Today, now part of our cultural heritage, they hold the collective memory of a lost cultural landscape, a historic past and a turning point of an event that shaped the history of the Maltese Islands.
Venue: National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
Time schedule: 09.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free of charge.
Catalogue availability: Exhibition leaflet for sale at EUR 2.00 (folded) or EUR 5.00 (unfolded)