The Heart of Gozo | Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria is holding an exhibition of paintings on the Nativity of Jesus. The paintings, by 18th to 19th century masters and naïve artists, number thirty and come from a single private collection.
Mostly oil on canvas, the exhibition features also a minute water colour, an oil on marble and an oil on tin as well as 17th century icon from Imperial Russia. The paintings are being displayed in the two audio-visual halls which have recently been fixed with a new lighting system with the view of holding other temporary exhibitions in them.
The Nativity in Oil on Canvas Exhibtion is being inaugurated by the Hon. Dr Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo, tomorrow, Christmas Eve, at 11.00am. The Museum extends an invitation to the public to attend, view the exhibition and exchange Christmas greetings. It will remain open through December 2013 and January 2014, during which time the museum halls displaying the paintings will be open to visitors free of charge.