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Conference on industrial heritage in Malta

The previous Farsons Brewhouse built in 1950.

The previous Farsons Brewhouse built in 1950.

The Farsons Foundation, in collaboration with the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University of Malta, will be hosting a conference on Malta’s industrial heritage on Friday at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, The Brewery, Mrieħel.

Timothy Ambrose, an international specialist in cultural destination development and cultural heritage management, will be a keynote speaker and will be addressing some important aspects of Malta’s industrial heritage.

The theme of the conference is Approaches to Industrial Heritage in Malta: What Works? and will involve a number of professionals and organisations pioneering local industrial heritage. A discussion panel, chaired by JoAnn Cassar, head of the Department of the Built Heritage at the University of Malta, will also address the theme of Our Industrial Past: Repair, Restore, Reuse.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for re-searchers, practitioners, industrialists and NGOs concerned with cultural heritage to highlight different perspectives on Malta’s industrial heritage and its impact on society, culture and the economy.

The conference will be addressed by Tourism Minister Mario de Marco, Farsons Foundation chairman Bryan Gera, Simonds Farsons Cisk chairman Louis Farrugia and Simonds Farsons Cisk director Michael Farrugia.

Dean of the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University,Alex Torpiano, will deliver the concluding address.

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