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NEW:  PEATS Malta – library archive work & book restoration

Dates: 28 April to 29 May 2020 Postponed due to Covid19-outbreak 
Number of UK Participants: 3 student spaces plus 1 accompanying Person (ALL spaces taken)

Duration: 32 days


this placement is hosted by Gabriel Farrugia (tourism expert of Malta Tourism society).  The four week placement will give participants an inspirational insight into the rich cultural heritage of this Islands Nation. Participants will fly from an allocated airport in the UK (designated by Grampus Heritage) to Malta International Airport, where they will be met by the host partner.

Your voluntary work at the National Library of Malta will be part of the programme on a daily bases from Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 13:00. Duriyn that time you be will be supervised by Ms Maroma Camilleri (Deputy Librarian). You will be learning skills such as basic restoration practices and conservation skills.

Further to this the Malta Tourism Society has arranged for you to participate in daily workshops from 16:30 – 19:00 which will involve site visits and lectures aimed at developing an understanding of the histories that paper tells from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Arrival at Malta International Airport 28th April. You will be picked up by either Mr Gabriel Farrugia.

Your mentors will be Mr Gabriel Farrugia as Programme Coordinator, Mr Julian Zarb, President of the Malta Tourism Society and part-time lecturer at the University of Malta at the Institute for Tourism Studies, Ms Maroma Camilleri Deputy Librarian of the National Library of Malta who will supervise the voluntary work done at the National Library and Mr Leonard Callus who will supervise your work at the National Archives Rabat.

Cultural visits and leisure Every Saturday morning, a half day tour is organized as part of the Malta Programme to Malta’s main historic and cultural sites-Four tours in total followed by a lunch: (1) Valletta City Tour, (2) Neolithic Temples of Hagiar Qim and Imnajdra, (3) Birgu City Tour, (4) Day visit to the Island of Gozo. Sundays are free.

accommodation: During your stay in Malta you will be accommodated in a Bed and Breakfast -Europa Hotel– in the town of Sliema. You can visit their website for further information:

The hotel will provide daily continental breakfast. This course offers a daily pre-paid lunch from a local restaurant in Valletta close to the National Library. Every participant will have to provide for his own dinner through the grant money that will be given to you beforehand by co-ordinator on arrival.

You will be using public transport daily to get to the National Library in Valletta in the morning and return back to the accommodation in Sliema in the afternoon. You will be given a local transport travel-card to use. Payment of this card is covered by the programme. For the site visits and tours, participants will travel by personal vehicles of the coordinator.

example of daily itinerary

8:00-12:30: Workshop at Bibliotheca Valletta
13:00 – 16:30: Lunch and Rest
17:00 to 20:00: Presentation by students on your locality and community

EU Erasmus + Funding

The placement is funded by the EU Erasmus + scheme and covers return flights, accommodation, and a subsistence allowance (equal to 3 meals a day).

If you are interested in this placement, then please read through the information on the PEATS traditional skills main page. You will find the application form is available to download on this page, as is the “Quality Commitment” which all applicants have to read.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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