The Gozo Philatelic Society has set up a new exhibit in their showcase on level -1 at Il-Ħaġar. Within the “Chistmas in Gozo” initiative, a selection of vintage Christmas Cards are on display – and will remain till January. Some are impressively ornate, obviously involving substantial effort. This Museum will be hosting numerous occasions suitable for this period, including mini concerts and pasturi.
Mr Francis Xavier Borg, an illustrious benefactor of St George’s Basilica and of its Il-Ħaġar museum, and father of Mr Joseph Borg, one of the directors of the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria, sadly left us this week. Condolences to all the family. Funeral will take place on Friday 24th November. Singing of Psalms starts at 3.45pm and Funeral Mass præsente cadavere follows at 4.00pm at St George’s Basilica. May his soul rest in peace.
Last Friday 10th November, a number of friends of the museum joined for an organised trip to Valletta to visit the Malta Postal Museum. Visitors have been welcomed by Maltapost Chairman Mr Joseph Said the visit at the museum was conducted by curator Ms Lara Bugeja . The visit ended with a reception on the Museum’s terrace.
(Photos: Anthony Zammit)
This morning a temporary exhibition at the Il-Ħaġar Museum has been opened. During the event Gozitan artist George Scicluna handed over the painting Jesus on the Cross. Present for the opening were Mr Antoine Vassallo, Chairman Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria, Michael Formosa, Chairman Festival Mediterranea and artist George Scicluna. This event is part of Festival Mediterraea 2017. Entrance is free and exhibition will remain open till 25 November 2017.
Photos from yesterday’s opening of the exhibition.