Dettagli

REL•INK – INDELIBLE NARRATIVES

07/10/2017 - 30/12/2017
REL•INK – INDELIBLE NARRATIVES

An exhibition featuring oral accounts and images of tattoo designs of elderly Maltese men, who worked on ships or on the waterfront as stevedores, fishermen, longshoremen, dockers, sail makers, sailors, stewards, coalmen, firemen, Royal Navy service men, Merchant Navy men, firemen, stokers, labourers and others.
 
Historical research, gathered from the National Archives of Malta, shows that tattoos were included in passport documents and referenced as visible distinguishing marks. The objective of the REL•INK project is to document local twentieth century tattoo designs so as to be able to build a digital archive featuring an open source resource.
 
The project focuses on various aspects related to maritime history including employment, economic and maritime traditions and the movement of seamen and port workers from the 1900s up to World War II.

Admission to the exhibition FREE of charge. 
 
REL•INK is a community outreach project in collaboration with the Malta Maritime Museumthe Library Information and Archive Sciences Department of the University of Malta and Arts Council Malta.

For more information visit https://goo.gl/914zQJ

Luogo

Malta Maritime Museum

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Organizzatore

Heritage Malta