Presentation of Cypriot Antiquities in Foreign Museums and the Pittas Registry Project
The Cyprus Institute is carrying out a project for the digital documentation and promotion of Cypriot antiquities in foreign museums in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities and the support of Dr. Andreas Pittas. Led by Professor Vassos Karageorghis, the project concerns the creation of a digital database that will register all Collections of Cypriot antiquities in foreign museums and make them available to scholars and interested members of the general public. The Andreas Pittas Registry project is the first step of a broader collaborative effort that will pursue and foster collaborations with as many museums of the world as possible, and is expected to help students of Cypriot archaeology to gain a first acquaintance with the ancient art of Cyprus. The project was presented during a public lecture with the title ‘Cypriot Antiquities in Foreign Museums and the Andreas Pittas Registry Project’. Professor Vassos Karageorghis, the main speaker of the event and the project leader, discussed the digitization of Cypriot antiquities in foreign museums, explained that this is the first step of a larger effort aiming to highlight the cultural heritage of Cyprus. The event was also addressed by the Director of the Department of Antiquities, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou. The lecture concluded with the first public presentation of the Andreas Pittas Registry digital database and its technological capabilities.