10 July 2014 Start
10 July 2014 End
7.00 p.m. Time
Cyprus Medieval Hall of Kastelliotissa (near Pafos Gate), Lefkosia

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Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus

Wednesday, 10 July 2014

Presentation of the proceedings of the International Workshop entitled “Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus: Joining efforts in preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage”

The workshop took place on 14 and 15 October 2011 and was organized by the Department of Antiquities in cooperation with the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) and the Church of Cyprus. The presentation is co-organised by the Department of Antiquities and the Embassy of Switzerland within the framework of the Agreement between the two countries on the imposition of restrictions on the illegal import of cultural goods.


19:00 – 19:05  Address by the Acting Director of the Department of Antiquities

19:05 – 19:10  Address by the Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

19:10 – 19:15  Address by the Minister of Communications and Works

19:15 – 19:20 Address by the Ambassador of Switzerland

19:20 – 19:35  Presentation of the book by Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs)

19:35 – 19:55  Film on illicit trafficking of cultural heritage

19:55  Reception

The funding for the publication and the event has been generously provided by the Federal Office of Culture FOC of the Swiss Confederation.