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History & Building

In May 2012, the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum opened its doors to the public. The museum houses the Zampelas family private collection consisting mainly of Cypriot Art from the 20th century to the present day. The founders, Michael and Loukia Zampelas, have been collecting and supporting the work of many Cypriot, Greek and international artists for a period of over fifty years. 

The Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum is the first private foundation to showcase modern and contemporary art in Cyprus. Situated in Kaimakli, it is located very close to the centre of Nicosia, the cultural hub of the island. Its location signifies another objective of the Museum: the cultural regeneration of Kaimakli and the nearby areas, creating a new chapter for the cultural development and history of the island.

The building, being a modern architectural building, by Athos Dikaios and his associates, it combines modern with traditional Cypriot  architecture still preserved in the area. A glass bridge joining the old with the new building of 2012, highlights the remarkable site of the Museum that overlooks the mountain of Pentadaktylos.

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