Bust of St Ursula under restoration by Heritage Malta team
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The Cathedral of Gozo, on the 21st of October, 2014, will be celebrating the 400th anniversary since the arrival of the bust of Saint Ursula in Gozo. The Cathedral said that “on the 6th of October 1620, the saint, martyred by the Huns near Cologne, Germany, was declared patron saint of Gozo.”
Currently the bust of the saint is being restored at the laboratories of Heritage Malta, at Bighi, Malta. The bust was acquired by Eugenio-Romirez Maldonado, Governor of Gozo, in is home town of Salamanca, Spain, and donated to the Matrice, the Cathedral, in 1614.
Over the last 400 years the bust has been retouched and damaged many times. The Heritage Malta team (see photo) “are doing wonders to return the bust to its original splendour,” said the Cathedral
The restoration was made possible though the intervention of the Ministry for Gozo.