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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris to participate in the presentation of the album “Collection of works of art of the Greek Embassy in Cyprus” (Athens, 20 May 2019)

Monday, 13 May 2019

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris will participate in the presentation of the album “Collection of works of art of the Greek Embassy in Cyprus” which will be held in the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 19:00. The album was edited by art historian Dr. Eleni Nikita, who undertook the recording and documentation of the collection. The company EKO Hellenic Petroleum of Cyprus supported issuing of the album.

The Embassy’s collection started being created during the 1960s. “The yellow fields of summer,” a landscape by Telemachos Kanthos, was recorded as the first purchase in April 1959 by the General Consulate of Greece in Cyprus at the time. The Embassy's collection was gradually enriched through the purchase of additional works of art. It should be noted that after 1974, during the tenure of Ambassador Michalis Dountas, the largest portion of artwork by Cypriot artists was acquired. Issuing of the album is included in the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s broader policy for the promotion of cultural diversity, as well as the close cultural ties between Greece and Cyprus.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris as well as Greece's Ambassador to Cyprus, Ilias Fotopoulos, will deliver welcome speeches. In addition, the following people will participate as speakers: Dimitris Sevastakis, Associate  Professor at the School of Architectural Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and President of Parliament's Permanent Committee on Educational Affairs; Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Associate Professor of History and Art at the Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; as well as Dr. Eleni Nikita, Art Historian and editor of the publication.

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