Malta Freeport Terminals’ employees were given the opportunity to participate in the Naqsam il-MUŻA Project which is an exercise in community curation whereby members of an identified community choose and present artworks from the art collection which will soon be on display at the national collection of MUŻA - the new National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta. This project allows communities to choose and 'curate' their own pieces from the MUŻA collection and bring images of the works into their own localities. Since its launch in 2016, the project involved several communities across Malta.Ten employees from different departments participated in this initiative, namely Olivia Schembri from Marketing and Operations; Joseph Alamango, Malcolm Caruana, Martin Darmanin, Raymond Felice, and Carol Pisani from Operations; Robert Bartolo and Anthony J. Zarb from Engineering; Nicholas Abdilla from Human Resources and Mario Delicata from Health, Safety & Environment. This was a completely different experience for all the participants who appreciated the unique opportunity that they were given to participate in this ptoject.
The participants presented their chosen work of art to their relatives, friends and employees highlighting the reasons for choosing the particular painting and its relevance to them. Digital reproductions of the original ten paintings, along with the participants’ comments will be installed in various key places at Malta Freeport Terminals as well as in public spaces around Birzebbuga, thanks to the full collaboration of the Birzebbuga Local Council in this Project.Naqsam il-MUŻA is a project created by MUŻA and organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with Heritage Malta.
The following are the works of art chosen by the 10 participants from Malta Freeport Terminals -
1. Maltese Lady Paying a Visit by Antoine Favray Chosen by Olivia Schembri
2. Senglea and French Creek by Giovanni Schranz Chosen by Malcolm Caruana
3. Portrait of Antonio Sciortino by Silvio Galimberti Chosen by Joseph Alamango
4. Rest on the Flight to Egypt by Francesco SolimenaChosen by Carol Pisani and5. Also chosen by Martin Darmanin (for different reasons)
6. The Money-Changer's Study by Balthasar BescheyChosen by Anthony J. Zarb
7. Christ and the Samaritan Woman by Stefano ErardiChosen by Mario Delicata
8. Cain and Abel by Giuseppe VermiglioChosen by Nicholas Abdilla
9. Incredulity of St Thomas by Mattia PretiChosen by Raymond Felice
10. The Holy Family by Francesco GrandiChosen by Robert Bartolo
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