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08 February 2020Cyprus: A Dynamic Island - Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
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Cyprus: A Dynamic Island - Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden - Meet up @ 09.50 Saturday 08 February 2020

The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, HE Mr E. Economou has very kindly offered to welcome us with a cup of coffee at 10.00 hrs.
Also with his and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden support we´ll get a lecture/introduction of 30 minutes starting at 10.30 hrs.
The guided tour shall commence as planned at 11.00 hrs. 
Much to his regret the ambassador will not be able to meet us in person, as he has engagements elsewhere, but sends us his warmest wishes.

According to the myths Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, emerged from the sea at the shores of Cyprus, but this is not the only aspect the island is associated with; for thousands of years its history was influenced by the great cultures and civilisations of Anatolia, Assyria, the Levant, Egypt and Greece - all part of the eastern Mediterranean region, where Cyprus was one of the most important crossroads of these ancient cultures due to its strategic position.

The exhibition “CYPRUS, A DYNAMIC ISLAND “gives us an opportunity to follow 12000 years of its history visually displayed in no less than 400 superb archaeological objects of which more than 300 have come from the national collections of Cyprus, never before lent to a foreign museum in such numbers!

The backdrops to these fascinating objects are huge, artistic photographs showing us the natural beauty of the Cypriot sea and landscape – we ́ll see life-sized sculptures and portraits made of marble or terracotta, colourful mosaics, gold jewellery, large bronze cauldrons, weapons, and a royal, silver inlaid throne to mention a few.

A key emphasis in this exhibition is put on the remarkable historical figures and archaeological excavations since the early 19th century with a focus on illegal digs and trade in antiquities.

    booking  Contact Bente Nielsen at
   deadline  31 JAN 20

    address  Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW  Leiden
  date/time  Saturday, 08 FEB 20, @ 10.00 - meet up at museum @ 09.50

  tour cost  Members         EUR 12.50 (admission not included)
                  Non-members EUR 15.00 (admission not included)
admission  EUR 12.50, if purchased on-line (Free admission for holders of MJK, Rembrandt, & ICOM)

  payment  The Arts Society The Hague account NL90 INGB 0008 3198 36 - mentioning 'Cyprus' and  full name of the participant

Please check with Bente for availability, before you transfer your payment to finalise your booking and secure your participation on the tour.

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is located in the center of Leiden; at a ten minute stroll from NS-station Leiden Centraal.  NOTE:  There will be restricted train travel to/from Leiden this weekend.

Bus 45 from DH Centraal stops at 6 min walk from the museum.  See for times and stops.

The Arts Society does not accept any liability for any theft, accident, or damage that may occur to those participating in The Arts Society’s activities.