The exhibition Vanity, Profanity & Worship: Jewellery from the Maltese Islands opens in the sumptuous historic building of the Casino Maltese, Valletta on Easter Sunday 31st March, 2013. For the first time in Malta, this exhibition will bring together spectacular pieces of jewellery loaned from Maltese private and church collections which rarely, if ever, are seen in public.
It will be a unique opportunity to view such a collection of artistic and historic jewellery under the same roof. Over 550 jewellery items will be exhibited, and this will provide a thorough survey of what jewellery in Malta looked like from ancient times to the present. Jewellery sheds light on the beliefs, customs and fashions of a people and this exhibition will highlight all these aspects.
A full programme of activities, including lectures and workshops will run throughout the exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue with studies on aspects of Maltese jewellery history has been published to coincide with the exhibition.The exhibition is an event by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju
Casino Maltese, Valletta from 31st March until 26th May 2013. Open every day from 10am till 6pm and until late on Friday. For further info www.patrimonju.org