The general public will have the opportunity to view the on-going restoration of the painting representing the Annunciation by Mattia Preti and his Bottega, at the Mdina Cathedral Museum, which will be open to the public at all times this coming Saturday as part of his 400th birth anniversary celebrationS.
Leading conservator on this project, Erika Falzon together with her team will be cleaning this beautiful work of art this Saturday and the public is invited to drop in and watch them at work. “The canvas support has been treated to fix the tears and holes as it was weak primarily due to an acute insect infestation” said Erika Falzon. “Through a long and laborious process we are now removing the removed old yellowed varnish and several over-paintings, to reveal the beautiful oil painting that lay beneath it.
This restoration has been made possible thanks to Corinthia Group, Curmi & Partners Ltd, EC Meetings, Malta International Airport and Forestals.