Dr. Rita C. Severis

Dr. Severis received a Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of Bristol. She studied Philosophy, at University College, London University, and (BA Hons) and received a Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism. She is the Executive Director of the Centre of Visual Arts and Research, of the Costas and Rita Severis Foundation, and a member of its Board of Directors. She specializes in travelling artists in Cyprus of the 18th to the 20th centuries and has published widely on the subject.

Dr. Christina Roditou

Christina Roditou is the Research Centre Manager at CVAR. She has a BSc in History and Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University, and a Ph.D. in Science & Technology in Cultural Heritage from The Cyprus Institute. Her specialization is in photographic collections and digital libraries.

Natasa Charalambous

Natasa Charalambous is the Educational Officer at CVAR. She is a graduate of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, and has an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Newcastle. During her time at CVAR, she has designed and developed several educational programmes and projects for families and schools.

Stella Loizou

Stella Loizou is the librarian at CVAR. She received a BSc in Information Science and Museology from the Ionian University of Corfu. Her research interests include English Literature and rare book editions about Cyprus and other cultures.

Evelyn Charalambous

Evelyn Charalambous is our Publicity, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of South Australia. Evelyn has a love for Cyprus History, and a desire to share it with the world.

Holly Kunst

Holly Kunst is the events coordinator at CVAR, as well as, an archivist in the Research Centre working with the photographic collections. She has a BA in History from the University of Lethbridge and an MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from Leiden University. She is an active field archaeologist in Cyprus and has a special interest in public heritage and museology.