The Malta Study Center is pleased to bring Mr. Charles Farrugia, National Archivist of Malta, to the United States for a discussion on Archives and and Malta. Mr. Farrugia will be speaking on "Archives: Common Heritage Transcending Boundaries" at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2016. The event is sponsored by the Malta Study Center, the European Union, and the Embassy of Malta, and The National Archives of Malta as part of the Conversations in Culture Series.
Charles Farrugia, Malta’s National Archivist and Daniel Gullo, Curator of the Malta Study Center at Saint John’s University in Minnesota, will focus on the Malta Archives and the way the traditional approach of managing them is being challenged by the advent of new media and also the realities of geo-political and demographic shifts in societies. Through a discussion of the long standing archival heritage, the challenges of the creation of current documents by the smallest country in the EU, and the value of multi-national collaborative projects such as EUROPEANA and the Archive Portal Europe they will emphasize the power of Archives that transcends concepts of time, nationality, geographical and religious barriers.
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The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, preserves handwritten manuscripts around the world and makes the digital images freely available in an effort to understand and protect the history of humanity.