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International Museum Day 2012
18/05/2012

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anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages

CYPRUS MUSEUM
(Special Exhibition Hall)

18 MAY 2012 – 18 JANUARY 2013

PROGRAM
FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2012

08:00 - 23:00 The Cyprus Museum will be open and entry will be free. At the Museum this year, celebrations for International Museum Day, the European Night of Museums and Cyprus’ Presidency of the Council of the E.U. will be combined.

An exhibition entitled: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages” will be organised in the Cyprus Museum’s Special Exhibition Hall. The exhibition explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Ancient stone and terracotta heads will be presented and emphasis will be placed on facial features, hairstyles, headdresses as well as various other mediums of body ornamentation (jewellery, tattoos etc) as depicted through the ages. Through this variety of representations the visitor will be able to trace features which highlight the concept of personal and group identity as well as trends in face representation throughout antiquity. The visitor’s journey will continue with an exhibition of unique photographic portraits of Cypriot villagers taken in the 30’s, 40’ and 50’s by Porphyrios Dikaios during his archaeological explorations of the island. This dialogue of past and present is completed with an audiovisual installation by Haris Epaminonda, inspired by faces of the past. The artist’s 2012 project is a new addition to her ongoing work entitled ‘Chronicles’ (2010-ongoing).

18:00 – 19:00 & 20:00 – 21:00 Guided tours

19:30 (Library): The new publication of the Department of Antiquities titled: “Faces and Places of Cyprus (1933-1956): Porphyrios Dikaios’ Photographs at the Department of Antiquities” will be presented by Professor Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, University of Cyprus.

20:00 - 23:00 Live jazz music with DKQ and reception in the gardens of the Cyprus Museum.


Organiser: Department of Antiquities
Curator: Despo Pilides
Co-Curators: Georgios Georgiou, Efthymia Alphas
Exhibition Design & Graphic Design: Lara Alphas
Curation of Audiovisual Project: Eftychia Zachariou
Conservation of Antiquities: Eleni Loizidou, Chrystalla Kypri, Ourania Makri,
Nikoletta Miltiadous, Antigoni Christophi
Photographs: Andreas Savva, Athanasios Athanasiou
Photographic Archive: Maria Hadjinikolaou
Processing of P. Dikaios’ Photographs: Orestis Lambrou
Storerooms: Georgios Masouras, Chrysanthos Chrysanthous
Manufacture of Furnishings: Andreas Economides and Team
Renovation Works: Georgios Georgiou and Team
Technical Assistance: The Camassa Touch Ltd
Assistance: Antigone Poyiatzi





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