The University of Malta, this October will be offering a new Diploma course that focuses on the Archival and Cultural Appreciation of Ecclesiastical Patrimony.
The course intends to promote interest and appreciation in the rich ecclesiastical cultural heritage that our island offers, whilst also assisting the sector in training key individuals who assist voluntarily or who are employed within religious sites or collections across Malta and Gozo. This course will provide a further understanding of the meaning of our heritage, how to care for it, as well as how to promote it to diverse visitors.
The formation of qualified personnel to promote our ecclesiastical heritage will provide added value to the appreciation of our national heritage, particularly in the area of religious tourism, which contributes significantly to Malta's tourism attractiveness. Churches, museums and religious collections attract thousands of visitors annually. Our rich ecclesiastical heritage contributes significantly also to our European Identity.
The course will cover three main areas, that include Art, Archives and Language, with specific focus on collections, museology and ecclesiastical architecture. The Diploma will be offering introductory courses in the History of the Church in Malta, Christian Art, Ecclesiastical Archives, Ecclesiastical Architecture, Ecclesiastical Latin together with Research Methods and Preservation studies.
Full details about the programme, sponsorships and registration can be accessed here.
The Diploma is offered by the Department of Church History, Patrology and Paleochristian Archaeology within the Faculty of Theology.
Access here for other undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Theology in the areas of Safeguarding of Minors, Bioethics, Catholic School Leadership, Youth Ministry, Religious Studies, Matrimonial Canon Law, and Environmental Ethics.