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Visit CVAR for a walk through history, and experience the magnificent views described by travellers and visitors centuries ago

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Photographic Archive

Explore more than 40.000 photographs from the 1880s to 1970s that touch upon many aspects of Cyprus life

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Virtual Tours

Life in a museum

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Online exhibitions

Venice in Cyprus

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Permanent Exhibition

Discover more than 1,000 paintings produced by travellers who visited Cyprus between the 18th and 20th century displayed at CVAR’s four floor permanent exhibition area.


20 Jul 1836

20 July 1836: Lorenzo Warriner Pease was exploring the countryside of Cyprus, amazed at the beautiful views he was confronted with.

Latest Events

Conference: Exploring the Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Cyprus

20 Jun 2024

Exhibition of Drawings on the occasion of World Refugee Day - Our imprints: Drawings by unaccompanied Syrian children in Cyprus

20 Jun 2024

Trilingual Poetry Performance by Mehmet Yashin

12 Jun 2024


Educational Programs

Every year the Centre of Visual Arts and Research receives thousands of children, and organises various educational programmes and workshops for schools and families. Our basic aim through these programmes is to transform a museum visit into a memorable experience for children and through creativity and fun, travel back in time and in the history of Cyprus from the 18th to the 20th century.

With these programmes we also aim to cultivate in children concepts and values such as acceptance, empathy and mutual understanding.

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