First direct video conference held at the Gozo Centre

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First direct video conference held at the Gozo CentreAbout 70 participants and teachers from The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts in Ghajnsielem attended the first video conference between Baruch College in New York and the Gozo Centre. This conference was held in collaboration between the American Embassy in Malta and the Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts.

The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono launched this event, during which Dr. Gail Levin, a Baruch College lecturer, discussed the famous American artist Edward Hopper and his works. The Minister congratulated the Gozo Centre on its initiative of collaborating with the American Embassy in Malta, thereby enabling participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge through teaching sessions with institutions abroad.

A second video conference will be held at the end of March and will feature American vintage adverts. The American Embassy has offered all the technical support, together with the speakers who are delivering the talks.

During the same evening, the Minister also inaugurated an exhibition featuring American symbols (the flag, the eagle etc.). Present for the occasion were two officials from the U.S. Embassy in Malta – Mr. Elijah Waterman, responsible for media and culture and Sa. Louise Falzon, Information Resource Center Director.

To mark the occasion, the representative of the U.S. Embassy in Malta presented a set of books to The Wistin Camilleri Gozo Centre for Art & Crafts. Another presentation was made of a set of books related to photography by Fr Charles Cini sdb.

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