HMML Journeys

HMML Journeys

Immersive travel experiences bring HMML’s global manuscript preservation work to life providing deeper perspectives, more intimate connections, and keener insights that only HMML can deliver.

Upcoming Itinerary

Malta and Italy:
A Historical Tapestry in the Mediterranean

Malta Maritime Museum Studio

Embark on a remarkable journey in the Mediterranean to experience the rich history of Malta and Italy through HMML preservation partnerships.

Journey highlights

  • Explore how conversations and culture traveled for centuries through the Mediterranean by way of hidden and unknown pathways.
  • Speak with experts who will show you objects of major cultural importance and explain how digital preservation of these objects has changed their lives today and their own understanding of their culture.
  • Experience special access tours at museums, libraries, and churches, enjoying sites not seen by the public.

The journey begins in mid April, 2024, on the island of Malta and follows historical pathways through Italy with stays in Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany.

To be notified when trip registration opens, contact Linda Orzechowski (

Past Itineraries

<a href='../../about/global-operations/Great%20Britain/'>Ireland</a> & <a href='../../about/global-operations/Great%20Britain/'>Scotland</a>
Ireland & Scotland (2022)
Followed in the footsteps of Saint Columba (c. 521-597) and the monks of Iona. Visited sites important in the history of manuscripts, monasticism, and politics in this region.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/india'>India</a> & <a href='../../about/global-operations/nepal'>Nepal</a>
India & Nepal (2019)
Toured the cultural and religious sites that highlighted the rich histories of the two intertwined countries and HMML’s current preservation projects.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/italy'>Sicily</a>
Sicily (2018)
Explored the heritage of the island whose location put it at the crossroads of history, a pawn of conquest, and a melting pot for a dozen or more ethnic groups.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/montenegro'>The Balkans</a>
The Balkans (2017)
Visited sites associated with HMML’s preservation work of endangered manuscripts resulting from centuries of war and political unrest.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/austria'>Austria</a>
Austria (2015)
Retraced the monastic path where HMML’s manuscript preservation work began in 1965.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/ethiopia'>Ethiopia</a>
Ethiopia (2014)
Visited the historic monasteries and libraries where HMML has helped preserve more than 10,000 written manuscripts that date back 1,500 years.
<a href='../../about/global-operations/malta'>Malta</a>
Malta (2013)
Explored the historic sites, libraries, and museums that hold the cultural heritage of Malta, an important focus for HMML since 1973.

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