Tate Delegation in Malta

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Earlier this month, a delegation from Plus Tate network was in Malta to discuss possibilities for Malta to host it’s own permanent Contemporary and Modern Art facilities.

This was done in collaboration with the Heritage and Culture branch within the Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family, the Council for Culture and the Arts, Heritage Malta and the University of Malta.

When contacted by REDWHITEmt, Toni Attard, adviser to the Creative Economy Working Group, said that the delegation held conversations about the development of gallery spaces.

“The discussion was on content and not buildings. Primarily this was an opportunity to continue developing international contacts.”

Alexander Debono, Senior Curator of the National Museum of Fine Arts under Heritage Malta emphasized that the Plus Tate visit was a very positive experience.

“It helps us understand what stories we need to present and how to engage new participating audiences through the promotion and understanding of our contemporary identity in the visual arts.”

RW also tried to get in touch with Plus Tate to no avail. Further information about the visit can be found in an article by David Schembri for The Times of Malta.

Seen here at the National Museum of Fine Arts are Alexander Debono (first from left), Katya Micallef (third from left) and Fabrizio Mifsud Soler (fourth from left) who were amongst the Maltese officials that accompanied the Plus Tate representatives.

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