Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Chefs-d'oeuvres de l'Armurerie de Malte

An exhibition of Maltese armoury is presently being held at the Musée de l'armée in rue de Grenelle in Paris. Here is what Napoleonica magazine writes about the exhibition that will create new interest in the islands of Malta, in particular Valletta, amongst the French:

The Musée de l'armée pays tribute to the rich military and artistic heritages of Malta and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, which held sovereignty over the island during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The exhibition explores the 'patronage' of the Knights and Grandmasters of the Order, and is organised by the Maltese Embassy in France, the Maltese government and the Musée de l'Armée. This is a rare opportunity to see on display some exceptional items, and in particular a number of loans from the Palace Armoury of Malta. The latter holds many prestiguous examples of weapons and pieces of armour dating from 16th to 18th centuries. Rarely are these pieces seen outside of the Grandmaster's Palace, located in Valletta, the Maltese capital. As well as these items, there are also a number of paintings, artillery pieces and examples of gold and silverwork to accompany the presentation.


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