The Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition "Knights, Memory, and the Siege of 1565: An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta ". The exhibition features three national collections of Maltese works, including over twenty rare books and manuscripts narrating the history of the conflict between the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and the Ottoman Turks from the 1480 Siege of Rhodes through the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Items on display in the exhibition come from the James Ford Bell Library and O. Meredith Wilson Library at the University of Minnesota, the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Catholic University of America, and the Malta Study Center Collection at HMML. The exhibition will run from September 9 through November 10 in the newly renovated exhibition space in HMML's Reading Room.
To open the exhibition, Dr. Emanuel Buttigieg of the University of Malta will provide a free public lecture "The 1565 Great Siege of Malta: Knights-Maltese-Memory" on September 9th at 7:30 pm in the Humphrey Theater at Saint John's University. A welcome reception for Dr. Buttigieg and the public will be held at HMML from 5:00-6:00 pm.
For more information on the exhibition, please contact Dr. Daniel Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.