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The Secrets Of A Royal Portrait

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday 21 September 2017 (Inauguration) & Friday 22 September (Conference) - Sunday 14 January 2018 (Exhibition)
  • Time: 19:30 (Thursday 21 September) & 10:00 - 15:00 (Friday 22 September)
  • Venue: Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Hippocratous 15-17, Nicosia 1500

On Thursday, September 21st, the inauguration of the exhibition "The Secrets of a Royal Portrait" will take place at the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. The exhibition features a cross-disciplinary study of an important painting, attributed to the circle of Titian, of Caterina Cornaro, the last Lusignan Queen of Cyprus. The Cyprus Institute, specifically STARC and its Art Characterization project team, led the scientific study of the painting.

The exhibition will present the art history of the work as well as the results of the technical and analytical study of the painting, where STARC and our Art Characterization project team played a central role; in this capacity CyI is the scientific collaborator of "The Secrets of a Royal Portrait" exhibit. Specifically, STARC experts performed a detailed digital technical imaging study of the work followed by a thorough physico-chemical analysis of the paintings colour pigments and materials.

On the day following the inauguration, Friday September 22nd, a small conference will be held in which scientists who participated in the study, among them our colleagues Nikolas Bakirtzis, Sorin Hermon, and Svetlana Gasanova, will present their findings.

See below for an invitation to the event or visit the relevant website at the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. The information is also posted in the events page on our website.

The Secrets of a Royal Portrait - Invitation

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