Naqsam il-MUŻA, a project showcasing the community’s choice of artworks from the national collection at the National Museum of Fine Arts in localities around Malta and Gozo, has made its way to Marsa and Kalkara.

A joint Valletta 2018 Foundation and MUŻA Project initiative, the exercise in community curation empowers members of a chosen town or village to select artworks that will be displayed in their own localities. The project is part of the run up to 2018, when Valletta will be named the European Capital of Culture and when MUŻA, the new national-community art museum – which will house the national collection – will open its doors.


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The Marsa edition of the project includes the choice of eleven participants chosen from the Marsa community. The final selection, including comments by each participants, is currently installed in various locations around Marsa. These include the Parvis of the Marija Regina Parish Church, the Marija Regina Band Club, the Marsa Scouts Headquarters, Il-Pespus Smart Kids Child Care Centre, Triq Balbi, the Għaqda Storika u Kulturali Marsa, the Regatta Club, the Kunsill Pastorali Parrokkjali Trinità Qaddisa, the Marsa Open Centre, Prince Albert Street, the Horse Racetrack entrance and the Marsa Sports Complex at the gate to the Athletics track.


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In Kalkara, the seven chosen community members’ proposed artworks are currently on display at the chapel of Our Saviour, Kalkara Local Council, Circolo S. Giuseppe – Sagra Familja Band Club, the Kalkara Parish Church Parvis, Kalkara Sea Front, D Kalkara Regatta Restaurant and the Kalkara Primary School entrance.


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Installations in Kalkara and Marsa will remain exhibited until the end of August, and will be followed by Gzira’s participation.

The first installation of Naqsam il-MUŻA had taken place in Valletta last March, in which 10 artworks were displayed around the city. The Valletta community choice will be on display in September at the National Museum of Fine Arts. The old museum venue will be closing its doors for the last time right after this year’s edition of Notte Bianca on the 1st October 2016.


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The Valletta 2018 Foundation and Heritage Malta would like to thank all participants and contributors supporting this project. More information about this project is available on the Valletta 2018 website.














Photo by Inigo Taylor