The Malta Study Center was established in 1973 by the Honorary Consul General of Malta-St. Paul/Minneapolis, Joseph S. Micallef, KMOb.
The Center’s primary mission is to preserve and make accessible the written culture of Malta and the Order of Malta. As part of its mission, the Center participates in several international congresses promoting Maltese Studies and creates public exhibits that display the Center’s collection to promote the study of the history of Malta and the Order.
The Center maintains a microfilm collection of more than 16,000 documents from Malta, covering the period of the 12th to the 20th century. The materials include the Archives of the Order of Malta, the Cathedral Museum in Mdina, the Archives of the Inquisition, the ecclesiastical records of the dioceses of Malta and Gozo, and musical compositions. The center also has over 1500 digitized manuscripts from the National Archives of Malta, the Notarial Archives of Malta, the Magistral Library and Archives, and the Palazzo Falson Museum and Library.
The Center sponsors digitization projects to preserve the history of Malta and the Order of Malta. The Center also actively acquires rare books and manuscripts related to Maltese history and the history of the Order, which are cataloged, digitized, and studied in the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections.
News and Events
February 17, 2017 through May 28, 2017 at BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium: "Malta. Land of Sea" is a BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts project in collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Malta’s original proposal for the United Nation’s Convention of the Law of the Sea. Information from Heritage Malta and BOZAR.