National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands

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The National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands (NICPMI) is a heritage register listing the cultural property of Malta. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_0

The inventory includes properties such as archaeological sites, fortifications, religious buildings, monuments and other buildings. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_1

The NICPMI is under the responsibility of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (SCH), which was founded in 2002 to replace the Antiquities Act. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_2

The NICPMI was established on 16 December 2011. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_3

According to article 7(5)(a) of the Cultural Heritage Act, 2002: National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_4

The offices of the Superintendence were located at 138, Melita Street, Valletta until 2008, and are now at 173, St. Christopher's Street, Valletta. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_5

In the book Il-Mit Pawlin u l-Abbuż tal-Istorja Maltija (The Pauline Mythology and the Abuse of Maltese History), author Mark Camilleri criticizes the Superintendence for supporting Pauline mythology by presenting the 12th–17th centuries tales purported by Giovanni Francesco Abela as fact, and for supporting the idea that Christianity in Malta has been continuous since the supposed shipwreck in Malta, which contemporary historians such as history professor Godfrey Wettinger discredit as pseudo-history. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_6

Camilleri wrote that the Superintendent, and those responsible for the NICPMI, set aside archeological research related to the Arab period in Malta (870–1091). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_7

When requesting information of the Arab period remains in Malta, under the access to information act (based on the Aarhus Convention), the Superintendence refused to cooperate. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_8

In a report published by the Superintendence in 2016, it was made public that the list of protected inventory were not updated according to its aimed obligations. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_9

The Superintendence cited the spiral number of development application as the reason for running out of resources to update the lists. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_10

The Malta Developers Association still complains of the timing period which businesspeople have to wait for processing applications, and the costs are put on those purchasing the eventual properties in the market if approved. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_11

Sites and buildings listed on the inventory are not necessarily protected. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_12

For example, the building that included a niche with a statue of Christ the King in Qormi, which was listed on NICPMI as number 00475, was demolished in 2017. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_13

The 2016 Development and Planning Act permits the Planning Authority to ignore the recommendations of the SCH. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_14

Significant of the listed monuments, such as churches, are under responsibility of religious groups and the Superintendence does not intervene over their decisions. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_15

The Roman Catholic Church in Malta regulated its property with established Catholic Cultural Heritage Commission. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands_sentence_16

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