A multi-media travelling
exhibition about the illicit trade of antiquities in Greece,
Cyprus and the world, which will be housed in four European
archaeological museums (Athens, Nicosia, Corinth, Nemea).
Consisting of an
exhibition with texts and illustrations, multimedia
presentations on touch screen surfaces, interactive games
and video screenings, it reaches out to a diverse public,
telling the story of one of the most destructive attacks on
world heritage taking place today.
The exhibition takes
place at a time when the ethics of Western museums are being
intensely debated, together with the measures necessary for
the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. Examples
from Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Turkey, Cambodia, Afghanistan
and Iraq are presented -countries which during the last
years have successfully reclaimed antiquities, illegally
exported and sold abroad.
NICOSIA: Cyprus Museum, June 15 - August 25 2006
ATHENS: Benaki Museum,
September 11 - October 22 2006,
Organised by ANEMON, with the support of the CULTURE 2000
program of the E.U.
Illicit Antiquities Research Centre (University
of Cambridge), Cyprus Department of Antiquities, 37th
Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth,
University of the Aegean (Department of Cultural
Technology and Communication).
Museum, Hathor Productions Ltd.,
ALPHA BANK, The J.F.
Costopoulos Foundation, Cyprus Organisation of Tourism,
Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus Pedagogical
Institute, Aegean Airlines, RIK TV, SKAI Radio .
exhibition is available for distribution to interested
museums and other suitable venues in 2007.