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National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta

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The National Museum of Fine Arts was an art museum in Valletta, Malta. It houses a collection of works by Maltese and foreign artists mainly representing the major European artistic styles. The museum was inaugurated on 7 May 1974, and it is located at Admiralty House, an 18th-century palace which was formerly the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. The museum was closed down on 2 October 2016, and there are plans to reopen it as MUŻA at Auberge d'Italie in 2018.HistoryThe National Museum of Fine Arts, at the Admiralty House, was inaugurated by Minister of Education and Culture Agatha Barbara on 7 May 1974. Its collection had previously formed part of the National Museum at Auberge de Provence. Following the split, the museum at the auberge was left with archaeological artifacts, and it was renamed the National Museum of Archaeology. The museum was managed by Heritage Malta.In 2013, plans began to be made to move the museum from Admiralty House to Auberge d'Italie. In September 2014, it was announced that the move will occur and the new museum would be called MUŻA (from the Maltese acronym Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti). The museum at Admiralty House closed down on 2 October 2016, and the new museum is set to open in 2018 as one of the projects of Valletta's title of European Capital of Culture.
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  • I gather this museum is being relocated. Whilst extensive repairs are being done to the Palazzo which housed it. Reopening uncertain, probably in 2018 for City of Culture.  more »
  • this is lovely to browse round if you like paintings so much to see would go again if visiting Malta  more »
  • The collection, according to the museum brochures, the museum collection is small in comparison to large city art museums but the Collection is terrific. When it finishes is updated remodeling, it wil...  more »
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  • Beautiful and small museum like all besides in Malta. With wonderful paintings. From that I learned from the end of 2016 remains closed as part of a reorganization.
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