The Secrets of a Royal Portrait


21/09/2017 - 28/01/2018

A portrait of the last queen of Cyprus bearing secrets is shown at the new temporary
exhibition of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. The portrait appears to date back
to the 16th c., and is considered one of the few Renaissance paintings of Cornaro to survive
to this day.

The “secrets” hidden behind the identity of the portrait are unveiled through scientific
investigation. The exhibition presents the results of art historical research conducted by a Curator
of the Leventis Museum, chemical and technical analyses carried out by the Cyprus Institute and
the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, such as the restoration process of the artwork at
a restoration studio for painting in Germany.

Hosting a conference to present the conclusions of the research, the Museum offers
the public a new experience of “museum learning”.

 

 

With the scientific collaboration:                            Under the aegis:

                                   

 

Sponsors:

      

 

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With support:

    

THE ASSOCIATION OF THE FRIENDS

OF THE LEVENTIS MUNICIPAL MUSEUM

OF NICOSIA

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