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Conference on Malta's Industrial Heritage 24/01/2013


International heritage and museums advisor Mr Tim Ambrose

The Farsons Foundation in collaboration with the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University of Malta, will be hosting a conference on Malta's Industrial Heritage on 1st February 2013 at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, The Brewery, Mriehel.

Mr Timothy Ambrose, an international specialist in cultural destination development and cultural heritage management will be a keynote speaker and will be addressing some important aspects of Malta’s industrial heritage.

The theme of the conference is, “Approaches to Industrial Heritage in Malta: What works?” and will involve a number of professionals and organisations that are pioneering local industrial heritage and a discussion panel, chaired by Professor JoAnn Cassar, Head of the Department of the Built Heritage at the University of Malta, will also address the theme of “Our industrial past: repair, restore, reuse”.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, industrialists and NGOs concerned with cultural heritage to highlight different perspectives on Malta’s industrial heritage and its impact on society, culture and the economy.

The conference will be addressed by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment Dr Mario de Marco, The Farsons Foundation Chairman Mr Bryan A. Gera, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, Chairman Mr Louis A. Farrugia and Simonds Farsons Cisk plc Director Mr Michael Farrugia.  The Dean of the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University of Malta Professor Alex Torpiano will deliver the concluding address.