CVAR is providing educational programs and activities for students in both primary and secondary school in English, for the year 2018 - 2019. The basic purpose of the educational programs of CVAR is to transform the museum visit into a pleasant experience for the participants, involving them in the educational procedure, mainly through an experiential approach towards the selected subjects.

The educational programs are conducted by the museum educators and experienced collaborators, with specific objectives:

  • To encourage the children to get to know the history, the culture and the socio-political history of our country
  • To cultivate understanding and respect towards the mutual cultural heritage of all Cypriots
  • To constitute an action field for the peaceful co-existence and problem solving of the people of Cyprus
  • To promote the importance of the visual arts in children’s education
  • To present and interpret the art works and the experience of artists of international rage who had visited Cyprus as well as their opinions on Cypriots
  • To feel comfortable in the museum space and have fun

 

Note:  The following programmes are offered in English. For programmes in Greek click here.

 

SECTION 1: EXPLORING CYPRUS

Travelling in Cyprus (grades 3-4)

Who travelled to Cyprus in the 19th century and why? The children get on board on an imaginary 19th century ship and travel to Cyprus as exploring travellers, artists, archaeologists and physiologists, while later they travel through time with an imaginary plane and arrive to the island as casual visitors…The programme is designed for third and fourth graders and approaches Cyprus as a travel destination from the time that European travellers systematically visit the island in early 19th century as part of the Grand Tour, towards the beginning of organized casual tourism around the end of the British colonization.

Admission free

Duration: 60 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

*approved by the MoEC

 

Nicosia: with a hat and a pencil (grades 3-5)

In 1985 the traveller artist Tessa Henderson was offered the most challenging proposal ever; to visit Cyprus and to draw various buildings and monuments around the island. During the programme the children meet Tessa and philosophize over her artworks, and then, wearing their hats and with their pencils in hand they walk around the neighbourhood of the museum. Walking in the footsteps of the artist, they explore the architectural treasures of the Old City of Nicosia.

Admission free

Duration: 105 minutes

Suggested number: 15-20 children

 

SECTION 2: EXPLORING THE COLLECTION

Exploring the museum (grades 1-6)

A game of observation and imagination in the rooms of the museum! The children are given a list of clues and through them they try to spot paintings and other objects in the museum, unwrapping various stories with the intervention of the museum educator.

Admission free

Duration: 90 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

 

Thematic tours/workshops (grades 1-6)

The museum welcomes groups of children for thematic tours in combination with creative activities, inspired by the collections of the museum. The programme addresses children of all grades and upon the request of the teachers, it could be adjusted as regards the topic or the historical period.

Admission: 2 euros (per child)

Duration: 90 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

 

SECTION 3: CYPRUS IN HISTORY

Cyprus in the Ottoman era (grades 5-6)

The programme deals with the social life and the material culture of Cyprus during the Ottoman Period (1571-1878 AD). Through the programme, the children have the opportunity to explore, understand and evaluate different aspects of the Ottoman Period in Cyprus and detect some of them in the present era.

Admission free

Duration: 60 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

*approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture

 

 Camille Enlart - Temporary exhibition 15/10-20/12/2019 (grades 1-6)

During the temporary photographic exhibition 'Camille Enlart' the museum will offer interactive tours to children of all grades. The French historian traveled to Cyprus in 1896 in order to record all the important monuments of the island, documenting in parallel daily life scenes and the topography. It is undoubtedly the most important historical photography exhibition on Cyprus.

Admission free

Duration: 60 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

 

 

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*The educational programs “Travellers - Tourists” and “Cyprus under Ottoman rule” were formulated on a volunteer bases by the educators: Eleni Anastasiou, Revekka Angelidou, Zografia Kakarineli, Chrystalla Mina and Despo Pasia.