The items on display, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, come from private, public and ecclesiastical collections.
The works of art are in media such as silver, ivory, bronze, wood and plaster, with the most recent being HD video and sound. European masterpieces from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods mix with sculptures by Antonio Sciortino, George Borg and contemporary Maltese artists in this landmark event of the 2019 arts calendar. The exhibition, curated by art historian Maria Cassar B.A. (Hons), M.A., is accompanied by a publication and catalogue of the exhibits.