October 21, 2010
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is holding a temporary exhibition entitled Pipes, From Habit to Art. Following on from last year's exhibition dedicated to Whistles, this year's exhibition once again visits a little known area of the decorative arts, to explore the surprising variety and rich history of smoking pipes. Over 160 pipes mostly borrowed from private collections are on display, ranging from the common briar wood pipe to the more esoteric opium pipes, as well as those used in rituals. This exhibition provides a colourful overview of the habit of pipe smoking, and pipes from around the world.
Dates: 21 October 2010 - 12 December 2010 (10am till last visit at 4pm)
Entrance to the exhibition and to the gallery talks led by the exhibition curator will be free of charge. An illustrated exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
For a study which touches on the history of the pipe around the world, and more particularly in Malta click here.