Vanity, Profanity & Worship: Jewellery from the Maltese Islands

19th century brooch with retractable fanThe 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 Malti, a Maltese not-for-profit organisation which has organised landmark exhibitions in the decorative and fine arts in Malta for more than two decades

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

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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