Museums of Nicosia

Folk Art Museum. The Nicosia Folk Art Museum is housed in the old Archbishopric and belongs to the Society of Cypriot Studies which was founded in 1937. Its rich exhibits bear witness to the internal world, the intellectual life, the aesthetic criteria and the inventiveness of the Cypriot artisan. The variety of the exhibits, the shapes, colours, harmony and adornment express the struggle and the faith of the Cypriot people with respect to life itself. Here one sees aspects of bygone eras in the shape of pottery, weaving, basket-making, silver and goldsmithery, sculpture, etc. The wealth of the Folk Art Museum is housed in twelve adjoining rooms. In a semi-covered area, one can see, among others, large, red jars, hand-driven mills, ploughs, cereal-threshing implements, an olive press and a wooden waterwheel.

Museum Of Barbarism Nicosia

The National Struggle Museum. In 1961, one year after the independence of Cyprus, the National Struggle Museum was established by the then Greek Communal Chamber of Cyprus. The Museum, housed in the old Archbishopric, has as target the preservation of the memory of the struggle for liberation. The Museum contains photos of almost all events of the struggle period (1955-59), letters and personal belongings of the fighters, military equipment, representations of hide-outs and actual fights as well as a large number of other documents. Various slogans and the holy oath of those initiated into the secret organization of EOKA are also exhibited.

Museum Of Cyprus Nicosia

Most important are also the volumes which contain the signatures of the Cypriots (including Turkish Cypriots) who favoured Union with Greece during a plebiscite held in 1950.

Museums of Nicosia Photo Gallery

Leventis Municipal Museum

Leventis Municipal Museum. At Ippokratous street, within the walls of the capital and close to the commercial sector of Nicosia, functions as from 1989 the Museum of Nicosia, or as it is better known, the Leventis Municipal Museum.

Archaeological Museum Of Cyprus Nicosia

A two-storeyed, 19th century house, has been bought, restored and converted to Museum, exhibiting the history of the capital throughout centuries. Photos, engravings, lists of Governors and High
Commissioners of Cyprus, details concerning the heavy and oppressive taxes of the Turkish Occupation, details concerning the dragomans (liaisons between the Turkish Government and the Cypriot people), the Venetian walls of Nicosia, Venetian coins, a list of Frankish rulers, magnificent churches and palaces of the Frankish period, Byzantine pottery and icons, coins of Byzantine emperors as well as pottery of the Bronze and Iron Age are some of the exhibits.

Museum Of Natural History Nicosia

The State Art Gallery. The state Gallery, founded in 1990, is housed in a neoclassical building of Nicosia at the corner of Stasinos Ave. and Crete Str. It currently hosts about 123 paintings and sculptures of more than 70 Cypriot artists. The works exhibited in the State Gallery give a panoramic picture, through representative works of artistic creation, from the first decades of the twentieth century up to the present day.

The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center. The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, operating in collaboration with the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, is housed in 19 Apostolou Varnava Str, in the building of the old Power Station of Nicosia. The Center includes: (a) The Large Exhibition Hall, (b) Library of the History of Art, (c) Restaurant – coffee shop, (d) Center’s Shop. Tel. 22797400.

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