LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES - MANSIONS OF NICOSIA CONVERTED INTO A MUSEUM



The “Themed retrospectives – A museum for Nicosia” are an essential part of the programme for the Museum's 30th anniversary.
A series of five special exhibitions/presentations will explore the very inception of the vision that preceded the creation of the Museum whilst focusing on people and organizations that have played a determining role in its establishment and the putting together of its collections. Significant acquisitions that have come to the Museum on different occasions as well as the donors who have contributed to the enrichment of its collection during its 30-year span will also be highlighted.

First themed retrospective:
LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES
MANSIONS OF NICOSIA CONVERTED INTO A MUSEUM

Duration: 17.04. - 08.09.2019

The old mansions housing the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia make part of the architectural heritage of Cyprus. Built in the late 19th century in the Trypiotis quarter, at the heart of Nicosia intra muros, they offer excellent specimens of urban architecture, which were initially home to eponymous families and personalities of Nicosia. In the 1980s, the Mayor of Nicosia, Lellos Demetriades, saved the buildings from demolition. Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, they were reborn and turned into the city’s historic museum and they stand as a fulcrum of culture on the island.


 

 

 

Sponsor 30 years anniversary                                           With the support

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

Sponsor "Themed Retrospectives»

 "Pentadaktylos – Impressions"                                           Media Sponsor

 

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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