Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

National Network

P.O.BOX 21995

+357 22 128157
+357 22 662898
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Heritage
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Research
  7. Youth and education
General Information
The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is governed by its own statutes and administered by an independent Board appointed by the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus Group. It employs eight people, and is funded by the Bank of Cyprus. The projects and activities undertaken by the Foundation concern the archaeology, history, art and literature of Cyprus and more generally, the island’s cultural and natural heritage. It operates its own programs and does not give any grants.
Mission and Objectives

To preserve the cultural heritage of the island of Cyprus through its collections and research work and to contribute to the cultural progress of the country with its publications, exhibitions, museums and educational programs.

Main Projects / Activities

• It operates the following collections: Coin Collection, Map Collection, Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books, Engravings, Old Photographs and Watercolours Collection, Collection of Cyprus Antiquities, Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art. • The Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage and the Museum of George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection (antiquities collection). • Educational Programs. • Exhibitions and Lectures. • More than 100 publications in the following sectors: Cypriot cartography, Cypriot coinage, Cultural Foundation collections, Lectures on history and archaeology of Cyprus, Cyprological studies and Lectures, Folios, Exhibition Catalogues, Guides to archaeological, Byzantine and historical monuments of Cyprus, Cypriot literature, Children’s and young adults’ books, Cypriot art, books on the environment of Cyprus and books published in collaboration with other Foundations.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mrs Ionna Hadjicosti
Head of the organisation
Mrs Ioanna Hadjicosti