The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) is the tourism industry's regulator and motivator, its business partner, the country's brand promoter, and is here to form, maintain and manage meaningful partnerships with all tourism stakeholders. Primarily, this means communicating with the Islands' visitors, and also working closely alongside the private sector partners. Importantly, the MTA is also here to help strengthen the industry's human resources, ensure the highest standards and quality of the Islands' tourism product, and foster relations with local and international media.
The Authority's role is defined by the Malta Travel and Tourism Service Act which extends it beyond that of international marketing to include a domestic, motivating, directional, co-ordinating and regulatory role, strengthening the public and private partnership in tourism through greater and more direct participation by the private sector in national planning and development of the industry.
Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (Maltese Heritage Foundation) was set up in January 1992 by a small group of individuals who were passionate about the islands' cultural heritage and concerned about its welfare. It is a non-profit making organisation with the aim of spreading awareness of the Islands' extensive heritage locally and internationally, through museums, exhibitions and publications.
Early on in the Foundation's life, it was decided that its aim would be best reached through the organisation of exhibitions of notable interest, with objets d'art from private collections that had never been previously viewed publicly. This is where Patrimonju's stronghold lies; in its ability to bring together these hidden treasures, staging them professionally in sumptuous surroundings, and making them accessible to public viewing.
Patrimonju has already earned an enviable reputation for the spectacular exhibitions that it has already organised in its relatively short existence.
MilitaryArchitecture.com is committed to diffuse a proper understanding of the art and science of fortress building to a wide international audience.
MilitaryArchitecture.com seeks primarily to focus the attention of scholars, researchers, and the public alike on the fortress as a structure, and on fortifications as works of architecture and engineering, emphasizing the art, science and history of fortress design, fortress construction, and building techniques and materials. It also provides information on modern efforts at conservation and restoration of historic fortified buildings and sites around the world with a particular emphasis on those found in Malta. To this end, MilitaryArchitecture.com also hosts a dedicated and downloadable electronic journal 'ARX – Online Journal of Military Architecture'.