A joint project between Times of Malta and the National Archives will see conservators digitise, catalogue and store the media house’s entire catalogue of film photos and negatives
Up to one million Times of Malta photos spanning much of the 20th century are to be made available to researchers and the public to view after living in dusty boxes for decades
While the photos will be available at the archives for researchers to use and for members of the public to view, Times of Malta will receive digital copies. A selection will also be released under a Creative Commons licence, as part of its collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation.
Unfortunately, the collection will not include all the photos from Times of Malta‘s history, as many were destroyed in 1979 when its offices at Strickland House in Valletta were burnt down.