We are a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that provides a home for private collections that would otherwise remain unseen.
Unique collections need a special home, where members of the public can view, appreciate and enjoy these wonderful treasures. The Storm Petrel Foundation, a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, was set up in 2013 precisely for this purpose: to host art, literature and popular culture. It also provides a home for collections that would otherwise remain unseen.
There are a number of Maltese individuals who over the years have put together fascinating collections of objects and artefacts, and the Foundation will be playing its part in the safeguarding of these valued pieces.
Shortly after it was set up, the Foundation acquired a traditional Maltese townhouse at 79 Triq San Anton, Attard. After carrying out painstaking renovation to turn the property into a suitable exhibition space, the Foundation is now fully up-and-running.
Facilities at the property mean that items can be curated and preserved to the highest professional standards. Acquisitions are organised as distinct units or bequests in acknowledgement of their provenance – making it possible for the Foundation, researchers, as well as the general public, to browse detailed catalogue entries about each individual collection. It is a house worth visiting and revisiting.