The Bank is committed in helping with projects in the interest of cultural heritage. Over the years, the Bank presented substantial financial contributions towards restoration works and some examples are cited below.
The restoration of a unique 15th century painting of the Assumption, found in the chapel of Sta. Maria at Hal-Xluq, was undertaken by the Cultural Heritage Commission of Siggiewi following the Bank’s support.
Restoration works were carried out on one of Malta’s oldest portable organs held at Cospicua Parish Church, with the Bank being the sole sponsor. Robert Buhagiar, an engineer with extensive experience in the restoration of old Maltese organs, performed the works on this rare musical instrument.
The extensive restoration works at Palazzo Falson, the second oldest medieval building in Mdina, undertaken by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, also benefited from the Bank’s funding.
The Bank has contributed financially to the restoration of priceless books at the Capuchin Province Library in Floriana, which publications are considered to be of great value apart from being a national heritage.
APS Bank was the main sponsor of all restoration works carried out on the Baroque Lunette Painting depicting ‘The Massacre of the Knights of Malta at Fort St. Elmo in 1565’. This masterpiece, which is located at the Franciscan Friary in Rabat, Malta, dates back to the first half of the seventeenth century.
The chapel of the langue of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre has also undergone major restoration interventions on the initiative of the St. John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, with the assistance of sponsors including APS Bank. The project consisted of the restoration of the dome and wall carvings and the marble funerary monuments as well as the restoration of the lunette painting representing ‘The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence’ and the painting of ‘St. Francis Xavier’ both considered as important works by Mattia Preti.