In Culture We Trust

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In Culture We Trust

May 22, 2020

2020 Publication

Following an agreement by the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, on 26 February 2019, the communities agreed to an exchange of artworks—the Turkish Cypriot community returned paintings by Greek Cypriot artists and the Greek Cypriot community returned audiovisual recordings of Turkish Cypriot artists from their respective archives.

The artworks and audiovisual recordings were exchanged on 3 September 2019, facilitated by the Technical Committee on Culture.

This publication includes photos and information of the exchanged artworks and audiovisual archives, as well as the story behind the activity.

This activity is part of the “Support Facility to the bi-communal Technical Committees” Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNDP.

The bi-communal Technical Committees were established by the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations.