Vincenzo Bonello (1891–1969) has had an exceptional life in so many different ways. The sheer volume of his work in the fields of art history, collecting and conservation, in his role as the first Curator of Fine Arts in Malta is breathtaking. The range of his knowledge and self-taught skills can be seen in the extraordinary results that we can still see today in Malta’s museums and historic buildings. The richness of the national art collection, the preservation of the vault paintings of St John’s Co-Cathedral and the Cathedral Museum that he helped to set up are the most spectacular of much that bears witness to the diverse abilities he brought to bear on his profession.
Supported by The Alfred Mizzi Foundation
Publication date: 12 December 2023