Cyprus galleries at the Metropolitan Museum
Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides yesterday briefed party leaders on the
latest developments in the Cyprus question, particularly as regards the New
In addition Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides informed the members on the
outcome of the European Union Helsinki summit.
Speaking to reporters after the two-hour meeting, Government Spokesman
Michalis Papapetrou said the Council would convene again on 4 January so
that party leaders can submit their views.
Cypriot antiquities, which for years have been kept in vaults, will go on
show for the first time in April at the Metropolitan Museum in New
The Museum announced that special Cyprus galleries would be inaugurated on
5 April 2000 in order to exhibit the famous Cescnola collection consisting
of over 6000 Cypriot artefacts dating from 2500 BC to 300 AD,.
Luigi Palma di Cescnola acquired this collection during his term as
American Consul in Cyprus, later selling it in 1874 to the Metropolitan
Museum, of which he became the first Director.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/