Caroline Tonna, curator of Palazzo Falson at Mdina was presented with a copy of ‘Connecting the Harbour Towns’ by Karl Gollcher (left). The book, which was written by Michael Cassar (right), was sponsored by the Gollcher Group of Companies as part of events being held to mark the firm`s 165 th anniversary since its foundation in 1854.
In a short speech, Karl Gollcher recalled the purpose of the book: a testimonial to his late father, Comm. James G. Gollcher, who, not only expanded the shipping agency business of his predecessors but also endeavoured to compile and document the company`s extensive archives so that its decades-long activities would be preserved for posterity and be made available to researchers.
Palazzo Falson is the former home of Capt Olof Frederick Gollcher OBE (1889-1962), a descendant of the eponymous founder of the shipping business in Malta. Capt Gollcher, who bequeathed his home and collections, was not only an artist, scholar and philanthropist, but also a discerning collector of objets d’art and historical objects which are nowadays exhibited and curated at Palazzo Falson.
The Gollcher Group is nowadays established as a leader in Maritime Services in Malta, offering an array of shipping services ranging from Shipping Agency, Container Services, Liner Agency & Logistics, Cruise ships Agency, Offshore Oil & Gas logistics services, Flag Registration, International Courier, and Marine Surveying Services and more.