Sometimes our heritage is taken for granted. Not the temples and other colossal things; we’re talking about church paintings, altars and ceiling frescoes. We seldom take notice of the jaw-dropping art we find tucked away inside our churches, which is a pity considering how amazing it all is.
Sadly, time takes its toll on these treasures, and these beautiful relics lose their lustre and start depleting. And that’s where Recoop swoop in to save the day.
Recoop is a much needed organisation in this country which helps in restoring and conserving priceless pieces of art in Malta.
They did works for St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Heritage Malta and Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malta amongst others.
Recoop was set up in 2003, the group consists of historians, scientists, architects, designers, conservators and restorers. They help in promoting the preservation of relics and have won numerous awards for their amazing work.
They have restored priceless pieces of art such as the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence by Mattia Preti, the Dome of St. Augustine Church in Valletta, the Virgin of Girdle by Guzeppi Cilia and the Martyrdom of St. Andrew by Preti.
These guys fixed up everything imaginable under the sun, from marble works to mural paintings. All of these works are aimed towards keeping our cultural heritage pristine for future generations.