The Gibraltar National Museum’s 2021-22 lecture series will continue on Thursday 16th December 2021 with a lecture by the Gibraltar National Archives archivist, Anthony Pitaluga MBE, entitled “Introduction to the Gibraltar National Archives: 100 years of History”.
Recounting over a century of history, his introduction to Gibraltar’s National archives will begin on the eve of World War I with the appointment of a Royal Commission on Public Records in the United Kingdom, which extended its attention to the preservation of all official documents in the Colonies and Protectorates, including Gibraltar. To the official recognition of the significance of national record keeping during the turbulent 1960s, which saw Spain increasing political pressure on Gibraltar – culminating in the institution we boast of today, managed by Gibraltarians and dedicated to the curation of some of Gibraltar’s priceless National Treasure.
The lecture will be at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm and entry is free. COVID rules will apply as pertinent on the day – at present a valid vaccine card or proof of a lateral flow test within the previous 24 hours is required. The full programme of remaining lectures is:
Gibraltar National Museum Lecture Series: 2021-22 Programme
Thursday 16th December 2021
Anthony Pitaluga MBE, The Gibraltar National Archives
Introduction to the Gibraltar National Archives: 100 years of History
Thursday 13th January 2022
Dr Jennifer Ballantine, The Gibraltar Garrison Library
“Two Gibraltars – the one that lies before him and the one that exists in his mind” (Mark Sanchez, Ruina): The convergence of the past upon Gibraltar’s fast changing topography.
Thursday 17th February 2022
Professor Clive Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum
From the Pillars of Heracles to Jebel Tarik: Gibraltar from 800 BCE to 1462 CE.
Thursday 17th March 2022
Dr Stewart Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum
Thursday 21st April 2022
Dr Keith Bensusan, The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
Ocean Wanderers, Near and Far. Seabirds throughout the World
Thursday 26th May 2022
Professor Geraldine Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum
Tales from the museum