Restoration works completed on St Anne’s Chapel in Attard  

The Restoration Directorate has completed restoration works on St Anne’s Chapel in Attard.

The project is part of a series of restoration interventions carried out by the Restoration Directorate in various localities around Malta as part of the Local Council Restoration Scheme. The chapel, which was built in the 17th century, was donated to the male section of M.U.S.E.U.M back in 1968, for religious functions.

During an on-site visit, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici thanked the staff of the Restoration Directorate for their hard work towards our built heritage. “Such projects will demonstrate the government’s commitment towards cultural heritage in various localities. Restoring historic buildings is essential for our children and those who visit us to enjoy our ancestor’s legacy so that we can revitalize our historical heritage”, Dr Bonnici said.

Parliamentary Secretary Alison Zerafa Civelli said that now that the restoration works on the Attard chapel are ready, one must admire the dedication of the Directorate for Restoration for their cooperation to implement the Local Council Restoration Scheme. She mentioned that another fifteen local councils have submitted their proposals, which will be processed accordingly, to continue year after year on this ambitious restoration project.

Architect Audrey Anne Bonnici from the Restoration Directorate explained that the restoration works on the Chapel included a number of interventions. All three exposed façades and the roof were cleaned from biological growth, and the defective joints of the three facades were restored. The render of the main façade was removed, and a new, breathable render was applied, whilst existing, severely deteriorated stone blocks from the main façade were replaced. Repairs were carried out on the roof and structural consolidation works were carried out on the entrance of the central doorway.