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Giuseppe Calì restored paintings to be inaugurated next Sunday

The Dominican Friars of Valletta will next Sunday inaugurate the restored apse painting representing the crowning of the Holy Virgin and the main vault painting that represents Dominican Pope St Pius V beseeching the intercession of the Virgin Mary at the time of the Battle of Lepanto. The works, restored by paintings conservator/director Agatha Grima and her team, are by Giuseppe Calì (1846-1930) and can be found in the transept chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary in the Basilica of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, also known as the Church of St Dominic, in Valletta. 

The conservation project will be inaugurated during the 10am Mass next Sunday. After Mass, Ms Grima will give a public lecture about the project of conservation at the basilica.

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