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The Archaeology Museum, Valletta

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

The Auberge de Provence is a baroque building in Republic Street, Valletta, built for the Order of Saint John in 1571. It was designed by the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar, who directed the building of most important buildings in the early days of Valletta. The building’s is imprinted with Manneristcharacteristics 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 the 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, newly 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

Sacrificium

January 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Archaeology Museum, Valletta, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

Programme Francesca Caccini (1587-1640)  "Maria, dolce Maria" Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643) "Toccata prima" F. Caccini "Dov'io credea la mia speranza vere" Bernardo Storace (fl. 1664) "Monica" F. Caccini "O chiome belle" Isabella Leonarda "Iam diu dilecti mi jesu" G. Frescobaldi "Toccata Terza" Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) "Lagrimi miei" Armando Picchi (1571 - 1643) "Passamezzo" Antonia Bembo (1609 - 1676) "Anima perfida" Rosa Giacinta Badalla (1660-1710) "Non plangete" I. Leonarda "Sonata Duodecima in D-minor" F. Caccini "Ferma, Signore" Buy Tickets

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Muera Cupido – Music by Sebastian Duron

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Archaeology Museum, Valletta, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

Programme Accademia del Piacere Fahmi Alqhai 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"…

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

January 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Archaeology Museum, Valletta, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

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 Boureé 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   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Chaconne in d-Minor BWV 1004…

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

January 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Archaeology Museum, Valletta, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta
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Path of Love – Masa’ar Hubb

January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Archaeology Museum, Valletta, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street
Valletta, VLT 1112 Malta

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