Research Innovation and Development Trust

The Melita Foundation supported the conservation of the Great Siege wall painting, preserving a vital piece of Malta’s history for future generations.

The Melita Foundation contributed to the conservation of the Great Siege wall painting by Matteo Perez D’Aleccio at the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta. Created between 1575 and 1581, these paintings are the first monumental artworks commissioned by the Order of St John. They offer the most accurate depiction of the Siege and are vital to preserving Malta’s historical identity for future generations. The project, undertaken by the University of Malta’s Department of Conservation of Built Heritage and Heritage Malta (Research, Innovation, and Development Trust), worked to stabilise and clean the paintings, with restoration completed in 2023.

Making a difference together

Since starting in 2020, The Melita Foundation has backed many projects run by different groups and backgrounds. From local STEM skills for school kids in the Three Cities to global stuff like planting trees, ESG awareness, teaching maritime law and conservation and ensuring our heritage is well taken care of.

Check out all the amazing projects here.