Cyprus on display in exhibition in Germany
On 17 June 2016 an exhibition was opened in Munster, Germany, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Cypriot Studies of the University of Munster: “Cyprus – three sections” (“Zypern – drei Ausschnitte”).
This unique institution was founded twenty years ago resulting from a joint venture by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and the University of Munster.
Since its foundation, the Institute has developed a multitude of activities aimed at improving the knowledge about Cyprus in all scientific areas.
The exhibition was held by the Institute’s Managing Director, Dr Sabine Rogge, in close cooperation with the Curator of the Archaeological Museum of the University of Munster, Dr Helge Nieswandt, and his team. It received generous financial support by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany and the Rectorate of the University of Munster.
Since the exhibition “Cyprus – three sections” celebrates the anniversary of an interdisciplinary institution and consists of three sections.
Section one is devoted to the Cypriot antiquities of the collection of Munster’s Archaeological Museum and greatly profits from the considerable number of Cypriot antiquities lent by the Archaeological Museum of the University of GieAyen (Germany) to round off the Munster collection. In this part of the exhibition visitors are given a general overview of the cultural history of ancient Cyprus (including the island’s copper production) illustrated with large-sized photographs.
The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in Nicosia sent 50 large-sized black-and-white photographs which form Section two of the exhibition. The photographs made by several photographers show cities, villages, monuments, landscapes and the people of Cyprus around 1900 – thus providing an insight into a bygone time.
Section three is devoted to art objects created by Angela B. Clement, which all revolve around the topic of copper. She has also created the exhibition’s panel about copper and medicine.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 17 June – 21 August 2016.