The sea and the sky: ancient Cypriot art

1 February 2016 - Every weekday, until further notice

Cyprus is the eastern-most island of the Mediterranean, positioned geographically and culturally between the East and the West. It has been occupied by humans for over 10,000 years, and those millennia have left a rich archaeological legacy and a strong Cypriot aesthetic style. This style borrowed from the surrounding cultures of the Mediterranean, yet blended them together to create something beautiful and uniquely Cypriot.

Defined by the natural world and by the experience of ongoing cultural contact through trade and occupation, it is a style inspired by both the sea and the sky.

The sea and the sky: ancient Cypriot art examines the artistic traditions of the island demonstrated in the Nicholson Museum’s collection of Cypriot antiquities.


Curated by Dr Craig Barker.

Event details

  • When: 10.00am - 4.30pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
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  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    E  nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    W Nicholson Museum 
  • More info: Museum Opening Times:
    10.00am – 4.30pm Monday To Friday;
    12noon - 4.00pm The First Saturday of Every Month

    Closed on Public Holidays, Sundays and all other Saturdays. 



The sea and the sky: ancient Cypriot art

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
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