Archiv der Kategorie: Charles J. Farrugia

Solidarity with Colleagues in Venice

by Dr Charles J. Farrugia, Malta’s National Archivist

The International Council on Archives, through its European Branch, wishes to express its deepest sympathy and solidarity with our archival friends and colleagues who have suffered from the floods in Venice in recent days. The full extent of the damage will only be fully understood once the flood water recedes, but colleagues throughout Europe will wish to help in whichever practical ways they can. For the present, we wanted to send this message of support to let our colleagues in Venice know that they are not forgotten and that archivists throughout Europe are thinking about them at this difficult time.

A collection account has been set up for contributions. Those who wish to help can send donations made out to “SIAE per la raccolta fondi a favore dei titolari delle librerie e delle biblioteche di Venezia”, using the IBAN: IT 36 V 02008 05085 000105794751. For bank transfers from abroad this is the bic swift code required: UNCRITM1B33.


Archival Records as Artistic Vehicles of Communication

by Dr Charles J. Farrugia, Malta’s National Archivist

Picture: Alex Attard

Malta is rich in archival heritage.  Records dating as back as 1107 are found in a number of archival repositories on the islands.  The large amounts of records, and often the lack of interest by the public and administrators alike led to neglect in years gone by.  The last two decades witnessed a revival in interest in archival holdings in Malta and the main repositories are working hard to accession records, conserve them in the best way and render them accessible to the public for research. Archival Records as Artistic Vehicles of Communication weiterlesen