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10/08/2020

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE NATIONAL HERITAGE, THE ARTS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: First 25 professionals awarded a conservator-restorer warrant

In a ceremony held at the Museum of Archaeology, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera presented warrants to 25 professionals working in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. This warrant is being issued for the first time by the Board of Warrants of Restorers-Conservators which regulates the works related to the activities of conservators and restorers as also stipulated in the Cultural Heritage Act, Chapter 445.
 
Minister Herrera stated that this is a very significant step in the field of cultural heritage. “Today, through these warrants, we are beginning the process of giving formal and prestigious recognition to all those who work as conservators and restorers of cultural heritage”, said Minister Herrera.
 
Addressing conservators and restorers in the presence of the Board of Warrants of Restorers-Conservators, Minister Herrera stressed that cultural heritage is an essential element of any society, and therefore the preservation of the same heritage is necessary to be entrusted to capable, competent and professional people. He stated that the work done on prestigious and valuable heritage should be regulated and thus entrusted to individuals who are professionally doing this work and ethical context. 

Minister Herrera concluded by thanking all those who have contributed over time particularly the Board’s Chairperson Dr Joseph Buttigieg and the rest of the board who was​ instrumental in recognizing the first group of conservators-restorers.