This intriguing exhibition is now extended until 1st May 2015!

Following the successful conference entitled ‘The Roman Inquisition in Malta and Elsewhere’, Heritage Malta has just inaugurated an exhibition about the Roman Inquisition at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Vittoriosa.

The exhibition narrates the multifaceted role of the Inquisitor as supreme judge of the Holy Inquisition and Apostolic Delegate representative of the Papacy. It offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity to get to terms with stories of witchcraft, magical spells, theft and profanation of the sacred and a myriad of other curious episodes from the past.

DSC_3515editAmongst other artefacts, this exhibition includes authentic proceedings and magical sheets from the Cathedral Archives, precious inquisitorial gifts for Malta, and a number of books originally belonging to the Inquisitor’s own personal library. For the very first time authentic Palace plans from the Vatican Archives are being displayed locally.

The exhibition is being held in the newly restored upper floors of the Inquisitor’s Palace, which has for this occasion re-opened new spaces to double up visitor footprint.

This initiative is being partly sponsored by APS Bank and is being co-organised with the Mdina Metropolitan DSC_3504 editChapter, the University of Malta, the Vatican Archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the Malta Study Centre of Minnesota.

A exhibition catalogue has just been launched and a number of outreach initiatives are being planned. For more information one can log on to the official website of Heritage Malta, follow the Facebook pages of the Inquisitor’s Palace and Heritage Malta, or call on 21 663731.


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