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Several local and international pioneers in the use of digital tools for cultural heritage will headline an enlightening seminar focusing on collections documentation, organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)-Malta in collaboration with Heritage Malta, taking place on Friday 17th May.

Titled ‘Documenting Museums and Private Collections Using Digital Tools’, this event is organised in line with this year’s International Museum Day, whose theme highlights the role of museums as dynamic institutions fostering learning, discovery and cultural understanding. The seminar will be held at the Malta Maritime Museum and streamed live online, offering accessibility to a global audience.

The seminar is aimed at museum professionals, including curators, conservators, and private collectors. A well-documented collection is integral to preserving cultural heritage and making it accessible both to professionals and to the public. Through presentations and demonstrations, participants will gain insights into new developments in collections documentation, innovative solutions to shared challenges, and expert guidance on best practices.

The seminar will feature esteemed speakers such as Joseph Schirò, President of ICOM-Malta, and Kenneth Gambin, Chief Operating Officer at Heritage Malta. Presentations by experts from the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage and Heritage Malta’s Digitisation Unit will offer valuable perspectives on the transformative potential of digital technologies in collections documentation. Additionally, Krystle Farrugia will discuss Heritage Malta’s educational digital project funded by the Getty Foundation’s ‘The Paper Project’, focusing on MUŻA’s collection of Old Master drawings.

Participation in the seminar is free, but registration for the on-site event at the Malta Maritime Museum is required on: For those unable to attend in person, the live stream will be available on Heritage Malta’s Facebook page. Further details on the speakers and the topics to be covered may be found here:  

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