A collaborative agreement signed last Thursday, 28 November 2019, between the University of Malta and the Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP) seeks to build upon the research and developement of reconstituted limestone, eventually turning it into commercial reusable material. The University's Rector, Professor Alfred J. Vella, together with MIP CEO Mr. Karl Azzopardi and other representatives, gathered inside the University's Council Room to discuss such matters, with the latter body explaining the current commercial challenges being faced by this industry.
The ReSHEALience Project is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nº 760824, and refers to Advanced Materials and Nano-Technology.
The Department of Conservation & Built Heritage of the University of Malta is currently working on the conservation of the wall paintings cycle of the Great Siege by Perez d’Aleccio, located in the Grand Council Chamber of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta. The project, started in October 2018 and planned to be concluded in 2021, is in partnership with Heritage Malta, and under the auspices of the Office of the President of Malta.