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Cypriote Antiquities in Berlin: ‘In the Focus of New Research’

May 13th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The Cypriot-German Cultural Association organized the conference ‘Cypriote Antiquities in Berlin: In the Focus of New Research’ on May 7th and 8th on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, in cooperation with the Antikelsammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The Conference aimed to draw attention to the objects of the distinctive ‘Cyprus Collection’ which has been exhibited in an individual gallery since the re-opening of the Neues Museum in 2009. It is the first time the public has had the opportunity to view the whole Collection in an appropriate way. Therefore, the event could be an opportunity for friends of Cyprus and anyone interested in Cypriote art to get a greater insight into it.    

The event lasted two days. On May 7th the Conference included special guided tours to the Cypriote, Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections of the Antikensammlung. The next day, the Conference started early in the morning and finished at 6pm, including a series of remarks from academics and experts. The Director of the Collection of Classical Antiquities in Berlin and the Chairman of the German-Cypriot Association made a welcome speech and later on discussed the contribution of the Antikensammlung as a research institute. A talk about the Iron Age vases of the pictorial style in Berlin by Vassos Karageorghis followed, as well as presentations by numerous experts and academics on several topics regarding the Cypriote Antiquities. Academics from the Universities of Erlangen and the University of Giessen, as well as experts from the German Archaeological Institute in Athens and the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, successfully gave their valuable knowledge and positions to the Conference.

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