RESEARCH PROGRAMMES


Since its creation, the Centre has initiated various research programmes and projects in almost all areas of its activities, such as prehistoric, classical, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and archaeology, natural and cultural heritage, conservation/restoration, museology, exhibitions, creation of digital archives, etc. The majority of these programmes and projects have been accomplished with BOOK PUBLICATIONS or articles in journals, or papers given at congresses. In the case of other projects, RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS has been realised, or MUSEUMS have been created or EXHIBITIONS held. Other programmes have concerned the RECORDING OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE, thus contributing to further completing the archives of the Centre and especially of the EIKONOLOGION and the MEDITERRANEAN FLORA (Inventory of the traditional flora of Cyprus and the Mediterranean), usable in LANDSCAPING

Within the framework of the MEDITERRANEAN FLORA project, a series of virtual reality documents showing specific avenues of Nicosia planted with traditional trees of Cyprus has been realised in such combinations as to ensure a harmonious design and chromatology. Also the project of PARADEISOS (The Garden of Traditional Mediterranean Flora) has been initiated. 

As far as the conservation of icons and other art works is concerned, a forthcoming BOOK will include all prominent pieces already treated in the Centre’s Department for Conservation during the last 20 years. 

On the conservation of the mural of St George at Paralimni, a volume was published in 2009 including a study of the Church of St George and its mural. An appendix at the end is dedicated to the written and photographic documentation of the conservation works. This book is entitled PARALIMNI. THE CHURCH OF AGIOS GEORGIOS

The participation of University students in such programmes is always encouraged. Some of these projects are included within the framework of European Programmes.