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How to navigate

If you wish to have full access to the functions of this website, please register and/or log in. Once registered, you need to verify your email address through your inbox. 

This website has three main sections which you can browse through. 

The first section, titled ‘Voices’, is the Oral History section of the website. Here you can find oral history interviews from the 1980s up till the present day. A variety of topics are covered: ‘Experiencing War’, ‘Curing the body’, ‘Fishing’ and ‘Transport’. Much more will be added to this ever-expanding list. Together with these oral histories, you can also find photographs, video reels and ephemera donated by the interviewees. 

The second section, ‘Showcase’, portrays a number of collections which the National Archives of Malta has acquired from private donations. Some of these collections showcase the work of individuals who had dedicated their lives to capturing history.

The third section, titled ‘Citizen Archivist’, is where we are asking for your active participation in cataloguing our collections. People you recognise can be tagged, and you can also insert the date and/or the scene/event/place/people portrayed in the photograph. Your tags and comments will be reviewed and approved for publishing. 

Join us! Every contribution you make helps unlock a piece of history.

For more information on how you can contribute, follow the instructions below or watch the user tutorial video.

In order to use these functions, you first need to be registered/logged-in. 

How to Tag: 

  • Choose a collection, e.g., ‘St Michael’s Teachers Training College Collection’. 
  • Choose an option and press click on ‘Discover more’. 
  • Click on any photo you want to view and/or tag. 
  • Click on ‘Add Pin’ at the right-hand side of the screen. 
  • Move the small red box, which appears on the left side of the photo appearing on the screen, on the person you wish to tag. Adjust the  size of the box. 
  • Write the names of the person you recognised in the text box which appears on the screen. 
  • Click on ‘Save’.
  • Our staff will review your tag and approve it accordingly. 

How to Comment: 

  • Choose a collection, e.g., ‘St Michael’s Teachers Training College Collection’. 
  • Choose an option and click on ‘Discover more’. 
  • Click on any photo you want to view and/or comment on. 
  • Click on ‘Show Comments’ at the right-hand side of the screen. The website will automatically take you to the comment section of the photograph. 
  • Leave your comment in the text box. 
  • Click on ‘Submit’. 
  • Our staff will review your comment and approve it accordingly.

How to purchase material

Material displayed on this website can be purchased by visiting the page ‘Contact Us’ from the upper left menu. Insert your name, email address and the reference code for the interview/photograph/ephemera/video you would like to purchase. You can get the reference code from the bottom left of the webpage of the item you are viewing, as shown in the example below: