New! Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery Upgrading to start soon!

Feb 2, 2016

The Kyrenia Ship Project Team, UNDP Photo, August 2015

Nicosia 02.02.2016 – The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission, the Honor Frost Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the startup of the project "Upgrading of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within the Kyrenia Castle” and the conservation of the most important items of its collection.

The upgrading of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within the Kyrenia Castle is one of many projects funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in Cyprus in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage under phase 2 of the project “Support to Monuments of Great Importance for the Communities of Cyprus” and it is the first project of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to be implemented in Kyrenia.

The Overall Objective of the project is to preserve and stabilize the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery and its finds/collection and allow safe access for the public – including persons with disabilities - to the exhibition gallery. By doing this, it is hoped to enhance the conservation and display of the 4th century BC shipwreck so that it may continue to represent the common history of Cyprus and increase both communities’ awareness of the importance of protecting, studying and preserving the island’s maritime heritage.