The Malta Independent 30 May 2020, Saturday

Ray Mangion appointed chairperson for the National Archives Council

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 15:11 Last update: about 17 days ago

Professor Raymond Mangion has been appointed by the Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera as the Chairperson for the National Archives Council.

Minister Herrera stated that the country’s archives and our collective memory are an integral part of our national heritage. He stated that the work of this newly appointed Council, together with the work carried out by the National Archives of Malta led by Dr Charles Farrugia as Chief Executive Officer and the National Archivistwill lead us to continue preserving documents, documented history and collective memory.


Minister Herrera reiterated that in the coming years, the government is committed to build an adequate building incorporating all our archives, whereby it would be able to display our memories and archives which are an integral part of out national identity.

Professor Raymond Mangion is the Professor of Law and Legal History at the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta. He is a graduate in Law, History, Patristics, Linguistics, Literature and Communication Studies.

He was awarded a scholarship by the University of Malta to proceed with his studies at the University of Oxford, UK, from where he earned his second Doctor in Law with focus on the History of Legislation. In 1981, Prof Mangion began collecting the Maltese nation’s collective memory.

His work now consists in the conservation of hundreds of memories. He is the writer and editor of several books. In 2019, Professor Mangion was appointed to the National Order of Merit and was awarded Ġieħ ir-Repubblika by President of Malta George Vella.

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