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Monday, September 27, 2010

Maltapost to have its own postal museum

Maltapost plc will have its own postal museum which is planned to exhibit artefacts related to the postal services collected over the years since the service was introduced in Malta.

Maltapost chairman Joe Said spoke about the museum during the inauguration ceremony of a philately exhibition about the postage stamp artwork of the late Emvin Cremona at the Fine Arts Museum.

Premises, which are centrally located, have been earmarked for the museum, which will house all of Maltapost's archives and will offer visitors a holistic experience on the technique and art involved in stamp printing.

Maltapost collaborated with Heritage Malta to hold the Cremona exhibition, entitled 'Shaping a modern identity in Malta philatelic heritage'.

Valletta-born, Mr Cremona started to contribute to philately in 1957. His designs raised the profile of Malta's stamp production during a time of important political developments. His first work in philately was a set of stamps commemorating the 15th anniversary of the award of the George Cross to Malta. His last designs featured a set of stamps marking Freedom Day on 31 March 1979.

The exhibition will remain open until the 17 October from 9am till 4.30pm.