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Grand Salon at the Archaeology Museum

Auberge de Provence, Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta
http://heritagemalta.org/museums-sites/national-museum-of-archaeology/

The Auberge de Provence was built  in 1571 to house the knights of the Order of Saint John from the langue of Provence. It was designed by the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar, who directed the building of most of the important buildings in the early days of Valletta. The building featured Mannerist characteristics usually associated with Cassar.

The Grand Salon on the first floor is the most ornate room in the building. The Knights used it for business discussions, and as a refectory and banqueting hall, where they sat at long tables according to seniority.

When Napoleon expelled the Knights from Malta in 1798 the Auberge was leased to the Malta Union Club. The Auberge de Provence was opened as the National Museum in 1958 by Agatha Barbara, then Minister of Education. The museum originally included the archaeological collection on the ground floor and fine arts on the first floor. The first curator was Captain Charles G. Zammit, the son of the eminent Maltese archaeologist Sir Themistocles Zammit.

In 1974, the fine arts collection was moved to the National Museum of Fine Arts, then established in the Admiralty House building in South Street, Valletta, and the National Museum was renamed the National Museum for Archaeology. The museum was refurbished and upgraded in 1998. Artifacts were placed in climate-controlled displays so that the exhibition met with current conservation standards.

January 2019

Muera Cupido – Music by Sebastian Duron

January 18 @ 19:30
Grand Salon at the Archaeology Museum, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

Buy TicketsProgramme Muera Cupido The tradition of theatre music in Spain ca. 1700 Sinfonía of the comedy "Muerte en Amor es la Ausencia" Grave – Fuga – Proporción Sebastián Durón (1660-1716) – Reconstruction: Fahmi Alqhai Yo hermosísima Ninfa Recitado - Aria from "El imposible mayor en amor le vence Amor" Attributed to Sebastián Durón and to José de Torres (ca. 1670-1738) Quantos teméis al rigor Arietta ytaliana - Rezitado - from "Las nuevas armas de Amor" Sebastián Durón Xácaras &…

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Bach and Beyond – Music by Bach, Reich, Maslanka and Zarvos

January 24 @ 12:00
Grand Salon at the Archaeology Museum, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

  Buy Tickets   Programme Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : Orchestral suite No. 1 in C Major BWV 1066 Transcription for saxophone quartet by SIGNUM saxophone quartet Ouverture Menuett I / II Bourreé I / II Steve Reich (1936) : New York Counterpoint Transcription for saxophone quartet and tape by Susan Fancher Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Transcription for saxophone quartet by Katsuki Tochio Allegro Andante Presto --- Interval --- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Ferruccio Busoni…

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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. BWV 846 – 869

January 25 @ 12:00
Grand Salon at the Archaeology Museum, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta
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Path of Love – Masa’ar Hubb

January 26 @ 12:00
Grand Salon at the Archaeology Museum, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street,
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

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