Aided by funding from EEA and Norway Grants, Heritage Malta has expanded its Digitisation Department, whose task it is to digitise and make available the tangible cultural and natural heritage assets entrusted to the agency.
The Digitisation Department are protecting and enhancing the value of Heritage Malta’s collections by utilising the latest equipment in the fields of photography, videography, cloudpoint and Lidar scanning, 3D handheld scanning, drones, and 3D printing to digitally capture and interpret artefacts.

Key to interpreting artefacts is the setting up of an agency-wide collections and digital asset management system. This database of collection items provides a central location to store all of the information we keep about artefacts, their storage location, their conservation, and all of the digital representations that we are creating of them.