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Watch: Step into the enchanting world of tapestry artistry at St John’s Co-Cathedral
‘The Art of Hanging Tapestries’ documentary unveils meticulous craftsmanship.

Lyndsey Grima

Recently, St John’s Co-Cathedral hosted a variety of events dedicated to The Gift of Glory. The audience had a chance to witness ‘The Set of Tapestries’ at the captivating cathedral in Valletta. These tapestries were last displayed during Pope St John Paul II’s visit to Malta in 1990.

To commemorate this grand event, the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, in collaboration with Sharpshoot Media, showcased this mesmerising journey through the art of hanging tapestries. This interesting short documentary offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous process of displaying these magnificent textile masterpieces.

The documentary showcases the St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation's team in action, as they carefully select, prepare, and hang these remarkable tapestries.

Through stunning visuals and insightful interviews, Operations Manager Ian Camilleri, Head Conservator Adriana Alescio, and CEO Tonio Mallia share their firsthand accounts and shed light on the challenges faced in this delicate art form.

"The Art of Hanging Tapestries" stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication and passion of the St John's Co-Cathedral Foundation. Their commitment to exhibiting this extraordinary collection is evident in every detail. This documentary not only celebrates the art of tapestry hanging but also serves as a reminder of the enduring beauty and historical significance embodied within these woven marvels.

Allow yourself to be transported into the captivating realm of hanging tapestries. Experience the magic of these textile treasures and gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and skill involved in showcasing them.

3rd June 2023


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey Grima
Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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