Fresher’s Weeks have come to an end, and the Superintendence is thrilled to have contributed, even if in the slightest possible way, to these formative years of students’ lives.
The aim of attending Fresher’s Weeks is threefold:
- to raise awareness on the presence and work of the Superintendence;
- to encourage students to pursue a career in cultural heritage;
- to foster a love and appreciation for cultural heritage.
The entity’s visits to various colleges proved successful, and it will continue doing so as part of its ongoing outreach efforts. It is however prudent to also speak of the main challenge which arises when attending these events or similar, and this is to bridge the gap between students’ diverse educational paths and the field of cultural heritage.
It is also true that the challenge of translating the significance of cultural heritage into everyday terms is a common one when working on outreach efforts. The promotion of discourse that was generated by Freshers Weeks helped to illustrate and confirm how the appreciation for cultural heritage is a significant component of an individual’s life even outside of academia. Indeed, a knowledge and appreciation of local heritage is not merely one ingredient towards a specific career choice; and one does not need to pursue a career in the arts or heritage to harbour a love for cultural heritage. Rather, students’ keen interest and genuine curiosity on the work of the entity and Malta’s rich cultural heritage helped to shed light on the importance of inheriting local heritage, even in the pursuit of wildly differing professional pursuits.
The Superintendence’s sojourn to Fresher’s Weeks was enlightening as always, and we hope to have enlightened just the same.
The Superintendence will continue to strive for the promotion of the arts and increased awareness of our local heritage.
The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage attended Junior College’s 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔!, as well as MCAST 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌 in Paola and Mosta.