Press Release – 24 February 2009

Following various statements in the media, Din l-Art Helwa would like to clarify that on 12th August 2008, the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation was invited to the Din l-Art Helwa premises in Valletta to give a presentation on the proposed extension to the museum of the Co-Cathedral.

Din l-Art Helwa also invited other interested organizations to join the meeting, including Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, the Chamber of Planners, Heritage Malta, the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, the Church Commission, the Valletta Rehabilitation Project, the Valletta Local Council, the Kamra tal-Periti, Ramblers Association, Flimkien ghall-Ambjent Ahjar, Nature Trust Malta and Friends of the Earth.

The purpose of the meeting was to gather information on the proposals being made by the Foundation. Din l-Art Helwa took the initiative of inviting organizations interested in this project, to be able to discuss the proposals directly with the architect and the Foundation.