Cyprus – Culture
Cyprus Museum is the oldest and largest archaeological museum on the island. The exhibits include artifacts that have been found across the country in various excavation locations and date from the Prehistoric till the early Christian period. The Museum is located at walking distance from the old walled city of Nicosia.
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia which is located within the old walled city of Nicosia is dedicated to the history and culture of the city. The exhibition includes items such as archaeological artifacts, costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps and engravings, jewels, and furniture from different periods thus guiding the visitor through the history and evolution of Nicosia, starting from ancient times until today.
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre: NiMAC
NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre is associated with the Pierides Foundation and is housed in the Old Powerhouse building. It was inaugurated in 1994 and it is the oldest and largest contemporary arts center in Cyprus. Throughout its years of operation has hosted many exhibitions of Cypriot and foreign artists often in collaboration with cultural institutions from abroad. The center also runs a residency program and also operates a library and a restaurant.
A. G. Leventis Gallery
The Leventis Gallery is an art gallery located in the center of Nicosia. It houses more than 800 works from Cypriot, Greek, and European artists separated into 4 collections: The Paris Collection, the Cyprus Collection, the Greek collection, and the Gold Collection as well as temporary exhibitions. The museum also holds cultural events which aim to promote art to the public including some educational activities for adults or children.
CVAR – Centre of Visual Arts and Research
CVAR is a cultural center, museum, and research center which hosts a large collection of paintings, antique costumes, and memorabilia related to Cyprus. More specifically, the permanent collection unfolds the history of the city through items from the 18th century until the 20th century. The collection includes artifacts from all the communities of Cyprus including the Turkish Cypriot, the Armenian, and the Latin community. The center also houses a library and research center and a space where educational activities take place.