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Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of the Gibraltar National Archives Exhibition.
Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates, 5th - 23rd November 2019
The aim of the exhibition is firstly to celebrate the first fifty years of Archives in Gibraltar. How the cumulative work of the past and present Archivists have produced the GNA public service we have today as we move into the second decade of the 21st Century.

Secondly, to display a small representative sample taken from the GNA repository treasure-trove.

The Exhibition is made up of seven sections covering over 1,300 years.

Pre-16th Century to the 21st Century.

From Just before 711 to 2019.

A total of 268 images will be displayed on
138 5mm PVC panels

A lecture series will include 45-minute talks
with 15-minute questions and answers discussions (starting at 1800)


Tito Benady – The Story of Gibraltar: History or myth - 5th November 2019

Juan Manuel Ballesta – El Cabildo de Gibraltar 1577 – 7th November 2019

Clive Finlayson – Mons Calpe: A journey to the end of the world – 11th November 2019

Richard Garcia – Gibraltar at the end of the 19th Century – 14th November 2019

Keith Sheriff – Freemasonry in Gibraltar – 18th November 2019

Anthony Pitaluga – Digital Preservation for the 21st Century – 8th November 2019

Gibraltar Films
Monday to Friday at 1830
Saturday at 1130

  • 8/11/2019 – The Clue of Missing Ape 1953 (53 Minutes)
  • 12/11/2019 - Gibraltar during WW2 Part 1 (45 Minutes)
  • 13/11/2019 - Gibraltar during WW2 Part 2 (45 Minutes)
  • 15/11/2019 - Inside the lines - During World War 1, German spies will stop at nothing to spy on the allied war plan stored at Gibraltar. (54 Minutes)
  • 16/11/2019 – Royal Visit 1954 (40 Minutes)
  • 19/11/2019 - Gibraltar £50,000,000 Fortress 1911 (35 Minutes)
  • 20/11/2019 - WW1 Exploits of a German Submarine U35 Operating in the Mediterranean 1917 (14 Minutes) + Naval Monument at Gibraltar Dedication in 1937 (10 Minutes
  • 22/11/2019 – Teatro Royal ‘Fiesta en el aire’ 1953 (50 Minutes)
  • 23/11/2019 - Honouring A Generation (20 Minutes) + Highlights of the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation Live Event at Victoria Stadium September 2015 (30 Minutes)

The showpiece of the exhibition is a 19th Century oversized (265cm x 108cm) Ordinance Survey Map

‘Plan of the Fortress and Peninsular of Gibraltar including the Spanish Survey of 1865’
Created by Lieutenant Charles Warren Royal Engineers.

In addition, the Theatre Royal installation Tito’s Window is also a highlight.

Six glass cabinets will display a selection of dioramas created by Ralph Capurro.

Together with a selection of irreplaceable, original GNA treasures.

Also on display, a selection of early to mid-twentieth century lithographic objects. Including printing Stones (lithographic limestone), metal plates with smooth surfaces and printing cubes.

The GNA Conservation Toolkit will be on display with daily tutorials and demonstrations at 1100, 1400 and 1700.

The exhibition includes live Digitisation at the exhibition venue using the SD-1 Contex Large Format Scanner. Kindly sponsored by The Friends of Gibraltar in 2018

Further information may be obtained from
The Gibraltar National Archives
Convent Courtyard
Secretary's Lane
Telephone: +350 200 79461