Halls – Mdina Cathedral Museum Archives

Halls

The Baroque hall

The Baroque hall served as a dormitory, as the case of the two other halls in the first floor, since the building was originally a seminary. This hall now houses the paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the height of his popularity during the late 1590s and the first decade of the 17th century, Caravaggio’s dramatic new style influenced many of his peers in the Roman art world. Grouped in one section one can admire a collection of Caravaggist artists influenced by the turbulent Lombard artist famous for his dramatic chiaro scuro theatrical effect largely dominant in Europe of the period.

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The Baroque hall

The Baroque hall served as a dormitory, as the case of the two other halls in the first floor, since the building was originally a seminary. This hall now houses the paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the height of his popularity during the late 1590s and the first decade of the 17th century, Caravaggio’s dramatic new style influenced many of his peers in the Roman art world. Grouped in one section one can admire a collection of Caravaggist artists influenced by the turbulent Lombard artist famous for his dramatic chiaro scuro theatrical effect largely dominant in Europe of the period.

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The Cauchi Hall

The Cauchi Hall takes the name of the donor – John A Cauchi – who decided to donate this whole collection to the cathedral museum in 1994. The collection includes paintings, furniture as well as a number of Old Master drawings. This collection is a very eclectic one, showing high quality Italian, English, French and German paintings.

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The Cauchi Hall

The Cauchi Hall takes the name of the donor – John A Cauchi – who decided to donate this whole collection to the cathedral museum in 1994. The collection includes paintings, furniture as well as a number of Old Master drawings. This collection is a very eclectic one, showing high quality Italian, English, French and German paintings.

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The Marchese Hall

The Marchese Hall, takes its name of one of the main donors who bequeathed huge collections to the museum. Count Saverio Marchese donated a large collection which was set to be the original collection which started off the museum. The donation was made to the Cathedral museum in the late 19th century, at the time when the museum was found within the cathedral itself.

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The Marchese Hall

The Marchese Hall, takes its name of one of the main donors who bequeathed huge collections to the museum. Count Saverio Marchese donated a large collection which was set to be the original collection which started off the museum. The donation was made to the Cathedral museum in the late 19th century, at the time when the museum was found within the cathedral itself.

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