Title: Power, Costume & Scenography: Making Fashion a Statement in the 18th - 19th Century Malta
Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Venue: The National Library, Valletta
The National Library of Malta is inviting the general public to yet another lecture in the 'Power, Costume & Scenography: Making Fashion a Statement in 18th-19th Century Malta' lecture series covering 2019-2020.
The lecture entitled ‘Joyful Jewellery: jewellery in carnival and social events’ will be delivered by art historian, author, lecturer and artist Francesca Balzan. Jewellery is a reflection of a society’s beliefs, traditions and practices and also finds its unique place in carnival time and in social gatherings. Although it is primarily used to adorn the body, it reflects the status of the wearer and can reveal much about the historical and cultural context in which it is created and worn. In this light-hearted talk, Francesca will focus mostly on 19th century jewellery and how it featured in carnival and social events, using writings and the surviving jewellery of the time to highlight an era that is long gone.
This fourth lecture in a series of 8 free public lectures will be held on Thursday 27 February 2020 at 18:30 at the National Library, Valletta. The lecture series is coordinated by Maroma Camilleri and Mevrick Spiteri with accompanying one-evening only exhibitions set up in collaboration with Heritage Malta.
All Malta Libraries lectures are free and open to the general public – no prior booking necessary.