CYPRIOT TREASURES 

AT THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM,

CAMBRIDGE

Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou, assistant keeper at the Fitzwilliam Museum, offers a guided tour of the A.G Leventis Gallery of Cypriot Antiques.

Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou is the Assistant Keeper for the Department of Antiquities, Fitzwilliam Museum. Anastasia focused on the Archaeology of the Greek EIA and Archaic periods, particularly the architecture and material cultures of the Greek domestic environment, as part of her doctoral thesis in Cambridge and later conducted postdoctoral research at the Topoi Institute in Berlin, before moving to the Department of Antiquities. She has worked extensively as research associate on archaeological projects in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey for over 10 years. Her research topics include the Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age, Island Archaeology and the Archaeology of Cyprus, as well as Digital Archaeology, Public Archaeology and Public engagement with Museums. She is currently leading the 4-year research project ‘Being an Islander’: Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands, (2019-2023) aiming to critically re-examine the concept of island life through material culture. The project will culminate in a large exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum and operates under the auspices of the Cyprus High Commission in London.

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The Cyprus High Commission in the UK celebrates the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus with a series of online cultural events in collaboration with Cypriot and British academic and cultural institutions, showcasing Cyprus’s cultural heritage as well as contemporary Cypriot culture. Join us for a week of concerts, performances, webinars, interviews, panel discussions, live streamings and film premieres.