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Exhibition tells history of Malta’s Triton Fountain

An exhibition about the history of the Triton Fountain has opened at the Maltese Parliament in Valletta.

As well as telling the story of how the iconic monument was recently refurbished, the exhibition features some of the original designs by Maltese sculptor Vincent Apap.

The artist, who died in 2003, was well-known for designing public monuments and church statues in Malta.

Opening the exhibition, the Speaker of House Anglu Farrugia said: ‘The fountain was originally completed in 1959 but it sustained damage along the years.

‘The fountain and square now present a fitting entrance to Valletta, which will officially take on the mantle of European Capital of Culture next week.’

The fountain was restored to its former glory after an investment of €4.5 million.

Read more: Valletta 2018