Ancient Cyprus today:
Museum collections and new research approaches to the archaeology of Cyprus
Conference at Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm, 25 - 27 April 2015
Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm hosts the largest and best documented collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world outside Cyprus. The museum's goal is to continuously stay in-tune with the latest research centered on its collection. The suggested conference, mostly focused on the Cypriote Bronze and Iron-Age, is part of this long-term strategy to systemize an exchange of knowledge between the museum and external Swedish and international partners. Another important component in the long term strategy is to particularly focus on young and promising Swedish and international scholars so that the research on the Cypriote collections at Medelhavsmuseet remains vital and dynamic also in the future. Fifty invited Swedish and international scholars from some of the world's most prestigious institutions will participate in the conference. The invited scholars are particularly encouraged to engage with the museum's collection for future collaborative endeavors between the museum and external partners. Our aim is therefore that the conference will benefit not only the research on ancient Cyprus but also and most importantly the general public in Sweden.