19 December - 19 January 2019
An exhibition of heraldic paintings by Adrian Strickland recalling the splendor and pageantry of the medieval tournament. Despite the demise of tournaments and the mounted knight, the military character of heraldry nevertheless remained. Today it is used as a decorative art symbolizing a tountry, a city and even an individual's achievements and aspirations.
With coats of arms, flags and other armorial bearings, Strickland's paintings draw on this rich pageantry and showcase some of the best heraldic art to be found in Malta.
Pioneering Early Photography:
Postal photographs by Richard Ellis c.1920
10 December - 9 February 2019
Our First Floor Gallery is showing a photographic exhibition of a number of rare black and white photos taken in the early 1920's by English photographer Richard Ellis. The prints focus exclusively on the General Post Office in Merchant's street and also take us behind the scenes to the sorting rooms where Malta's mail was readied for dispatching.