Cultural and Historical Eco-Museum project launched

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Cultural and Historical Eco-Museum project launchedThe Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, recently attended the launching of the project The Making of a People: A Cultural and Historical Eco-Museum. The launch took place at St. George’s Basilica, Victoria.

This project will take over three and a half years and is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. The idea is that this centre, in the heart of Victoria, will offer a unique experience to locals and tourists alike.

In addition the community will have a new area for exhibitions. This is because the centre will also contain space for temporary exhibitions as well as for conferences and seminars.

The Museum will be exhibiting a large number of objects of historical and and artistic interest, with the history and identity of the area explained through the use of electronic and audio-visual techniques.

The Minister praised the initiative of the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria and said that the endeavours of such NGOs contribute to foster cultural development on the island. She explained how the Ministry for Gozo supports such NGOs in their various activities. The Ministry is also instrumental in providing assistance to such organisations in order that they may be in a better position to benefit through EU funds. This will gurantee that Gozo will benefit from the10% of EU funds for Malta.

Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue, and Frederick Azzopardi, Parliamentary Assistant within the Ministry for Gozo and the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta Mgr Tommaso Caputo, were also present for the occassion.

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