Collections

 

Paintings


CVAR prides itself on having the largest collection of paintings of Cyprus by foreign artists. Over 1.500 works of art unfold a panorama of the island, in drawings, watercolours, oils, pastels and engravings.

Museum Collections
 

Costumes


Over 500 pieces of clothing present the development of the Cypriot dress and the influences it received from East and West. Costumes of Pashas, Governors, dervishes etc are also included in the collection. Underwear, shoes, hats, gloves but also home textiles provide an additional dimension.

Museum Collections
 

Memorabilia


Numerous objects trigger countless memories and tell wonderful stories: From the last flag flying at Government House, to the menus for the Queen’s birthday, to the Jewish newspapers printed in the internment camps of Famagusta, to Cyprus cigarette boxes and guest books, etc.

Museum Collections
 

Books

A four-floor Research Centre offers thousands of books on the history, travel and art of Cyprus, in various languages. Three thousand books form the special collection of former President Glafcos Clerides donated to CVAR. Countless newspapers, magazines and periodicals are also available. Our catalogue can be accessed and is continuously expanded at: www.cln.com.cy (option 11).

Research Centre
 

Photographs


Over 25.000 photographs from the 1880s to 1960 touch upon many aspects of Cyprus life: its monuments, landscape and people. A special collection of 5.000 photos belonging to the former President of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides present visually the political history of the island from 1960-2012. A number of old films on Cyprus from the 1930s as well as other interesting old films enhance this

Museum Collections
 

Archives and Films

A large collection of unpublished archival material, diaries, letters, notes, articles and information gathered from sources locally and abroad is also housed in the Research Centre and is available to the public.

Research Centre