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MoU Signing Ceremony between the CyI and the Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine


Thursday 7 July 2022     |     Starts at 10:00 (EET)

Andreas Mouskos Auditorium, José Mariano Gago Hall, The Cyprus Institute


The event is available to attend in person and online.  Please RSVP by Wednesday 6 July

Live streaming of the conference will be available on The Cyprus Institute's YouTube channel and Facebook event page.


The Cyprus Institute has a historical partnership with the Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), the national research centre in France responsible for the documentation, conservation and restoration of the items held in the collections of more than 1,200 museums across France.  The role of C2RMF was instrumental in the creation of our Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC).

Since then, CyI and STARC have grown and expanded their sphere of activities to domains broader than only museums artefacts, to include for example, works of art, archaeological sites, historical buildings, libraries, archives etc.  Meanwhile in France, the Foundation for Heritage Sciences, or Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine (FSP)was created in 2013 and is a partnership consortium under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture, merging universities (in Cergy, Nanterre, Versailles etc.) with laboratories such as C2RMF and cultural institutions (Louvre Museum, Versailles Castle, French National Library, National Archives etc.

With the former Head of the Research Department (Laboratory) of the C2RMF, Prof. Michel Menu, now based at the Cyprus Institute, a unique and timely opportunity arose to enhance the initial agreement with the C2RMF to the FSP thus creating a broader space for collaboration and partnership.




10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Coffee

10.15 – 11.00 Opening speeches

Prof. Costas Papanicolas

President of the Cyprus Institute

Hon. Dr Yiannis Toumazis

Deputy Ministry of Culture

Ms Eutychia Zachariou

Ephor of Antiquities,
Department of Antiquities

Mme. Isabelle Pallot-Frossard

President of the Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine

Ms. Elodie Wynar

Cooperation Attaché,
Embassy of France in Cyprus

11.00 – 11.30 Presentation – "Fifteen years of collaboration in thirty minutes"

Prof. Kirsi Lorentz, Prof. Sorin Hermon, Prof. Michel Menu

The Cyprus institute

11.30 Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding

12.30 Reception at the foyer of the Andreas Mouskos Auditorium




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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 7 July 2022
  • Time: Starts: 10:00
  • Speaker: View the web page for more information

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