The History

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In May 2012, the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum opened its doors to the public. The Museum is a private non-profit organisation which houses the permanent collection of the Zampelas family. 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. Their love for art and their will to support working artists culminated in a Pan Cyprian competition dedicated to the second and third generations of Cypriot artists at the turn of the Millennia. Over five hundred works by acclaimed artists were submitted and the hundred best went on to be published in a book, the Cypriot Artists of the 3rd Millenium.

Zampelas Art went on to acquire all the art works of the competition and these works now form part of the collection of the Zampelas family which has expanded to include almost 1000 works of Cypriot, Greek and foreign artists, from the 19th century to the present.

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 and the walled city – the cultural hub of the island. Its location is pivotal and 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.

Cypriot Artists of the 3rd Millenium can be found at many museum libraries around the world and is available to purchase at our Museum shop

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