Talk on E.L. Galizia and the Ta’Braxia Cemetery

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Italian Cultural Institute
St. George's Square

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Talk on E.L. Galizia and the Ta’Braxia Cemetery

Prof Conrad Thake will begiving a talk organised by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) about his latest work on the Ta’ Braxia Cemetery by E.L. Galizia, one of Malta’s most famous architects of the past, who also designed the Addolorata and Turkish Ottoman Cemeteries, on Thursday 9th November 2017. In his talk, Prof Thake will not only give details of the building of the cemetery and its architectural merits, but also discuss the challenging religious and political context during the mid-ninetheenth century and the determination of Governor Sir William Reid to bring the cemetery about, even in the face of Catholic opposition.

As James Morris had written in a special issue of The Architectural Review, (Jul 1969) “in Ta’Braxia Cemetery, the British presence still seems alive, and touches us more closely than any plume or gonfalon of dead grandee, aloof upon the floor of the Pro-Cathedral.”

This undervalued landmark will come into its own at FAA’s talk at the Italian Cultural Institute on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 7pm, when copies of Professor Thake’s book may also be purchased. Places may be reserved via donation at: braxia