PN demands answers on Heritage Malta’s purchasing of paintings for national collection
The Nationalist Party yesterday demanded answers from Heritage Malta after a controversy erupted over a painting it had bought as a ‘Mattia Preti work’, with some arguing that the painting is not the work of the artist. The painting was bought for €75,000.
In a statement signed by PN spokesman for culture Karl Gouder, the party asked Minister Owen Bonnici to immediately publish the agency’s policy when it comes to buying artwork for the national collection.
The PN also asked the minister to say who was responsible for the purchase and who established the price of the artwork. The PN also demanded the government publish the procedures that have led to the purchasing of cultural property since March 2013 and a list of the items bought and their value.