New faces at our Museum

Frequent visitors to Il-Ħaġar Museum and locals alike might have noticed three new faces roaming around the cultural centre and its surroundings these past few days. This is because for the next two months our team has been boosted by the inclusion of Hakima, Karima and Pauline, three French students who are visiting us for their yearly internship. Here, they introduce themselves in their own words:

Hakima Adam

Hi, my name is Hakima, am 20 years old and come from Arles, in the region of Provence. I chose to do my internship in Malta to improve my level of English, live a human experience abroad and to develop my sense of relationship. My attention is focused on Il-Ħaġar Museum, because it is a museum that allows the visitor to learn about Gozo, and focuses on cultural, religious and natural aspects. These are aspects that I love, that’s why I wanted to apply my skills for my training and to support the management. Beyond this purely professional aspect, members of this museum were able to guide us and put us at ease in order to accomplish our missions to perfection.

Karima Youssoufa

Hi, I am Karima, a student from Marseille who chose to do an internship at the Il-Ħaġar Museum. Why? Very good question 😊. Before arriving here, I did not know anything about Malta (and Gozo). I just knew that Malta was a paradise and a very touristic island according to what I heard…which turned out to be true, with beautiful natural setting including many beaches and beautiful landscape and that its inhabitants are very hospitable and very relaxed. My internship could only go well with the people around me, to learn and deepen my skills and so blossom in my career

Pauline Semin

My name is Pauline, I am 22 years old and I come from Metz. I am in a business school and I chose to do my second-year internship in Malta because it is an accessible and beautiful destination. In addition, I wanted to improve my English, and I wanted to be defrosted. I needed to have a professional experience abroad, to broaden my culture and discover other ways of life. Working at Il-Ħaġar Museum in Gozo seemed interesting to me because it relates the culture and the history of Gozo. I do not know much about art, so working in a museum can allow me to be interested in it more. I also like being versatile in the museum, being able to help with certain daily tasks. In addition, I appreciate the mentality of the inhabitants who are very welcoming. The museum staff was able to put us at ease very quickly.

Un Viaggio nel Mondo di Ferroni: vita, arte e una profonda amicizia

In connection with the prestigious exhibition Ferroni & Coccetta: Exploring Light, Il-Ħaġar Museum hosted a very interesting public interview with Arialdo Ceribelli of Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo, on Saturday 11 May at 7.30pm.  Interviewed by Valerio Ballotta of GBK Malta Ltd and Obiettivo Qatar, Mr Ceribelli spoke of his friend Gianfranco Ferroni, the important Italian artist who died on the 12th of May 2001, eighteen years ago yesterday.

The public talk was preceded by a tour of the exhibition, which runs until June 13. 

We are sharing with the visitors of this website the recording of the interview for the benefit of those who missed it.