Professor Raymond Mangion appointed Chairperson for the National Archives Council
Professor Raymond Mangion has been appointed as the Chairperson for the Kunsill għall-Arkivji Nazzjonali (Council of the National Archives). The Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, José Herrera, explained that the country’s archives and the collective memories they contain form a part of the national heritage. He maintained that the work of this Council which has just been appointed, together with the work of the National Archives managed by Dr Charles Farrugia as CEO, will enable the further preservation of documents, historical documents and thus, a collective memory.
Minister Herrera recalled that in the coming years the Government is committed to construct an adequate building for all the archives to enable the documentary contents be available for perusal by the public.
Who is Professor Raymond Mangion?
Professor Raymond Mangion is a Professor of Law and Legal History at the Malta University, Law Faculty. He graduated in Law, History, Patrimony, Linguistics and Literature as well as Communications Studies.
He was selected by the University to continue his studies at Oxford University in England where he obtained a second Doctorate in Law with special emphasis on the History of Legislation
In 1981, Professor Mangion started compiling the collective memories of the Maltese Nation which now comprises hundreds of recollections. He has written and edited several publications.
In 2019 he was decorated with the National Order of Merit and awarded Ġieħ ir-Repubblika by President George Vella.