While the approach in the previous works was comprehensive in scope, this particular study focuses on just one museum-the Malta Maritime Museum, which is situated in the historic maritime city of Birgu in the Cottonera area of the island. The study is intended to provide an exploration of the Malta Maritime Museum’s potential as an educational site. The Museum’s present and potential links with its surrounding community are explored. Once again, the idea of museums serving as sites of cultural politics and contestation is carried forward, as is the idea that a democratic approach to

the process of representation in museums should entail attempts at converting the institution from a colonizing to a decolonizing space (McLaren and Allen, 1998, p. 229).