Decades had to pass in order for Cyprus to finally acquire a modern museum, worthy of its historical heritage and the importance we should attribute to it, he says, in a written statement on the occasion of the signing of the contract for the construction of the new Archaeological Museum of Cyprus, the Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Prodromos Prodromou.
At the same time, he congratulates the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Yannis Karousos, the contractors and all the contributors to the project, pointing out that this is indeed a decision of historic importance.
"It took decades for our country to finally acquire a modern museum, equal to its historical heritage and the importance we should attribute to it. For years we were troubled by the fact that Cyprus, being one of the countries in Europe with the greatest depth in history, was perhaps the only one that did not have a modern and functional museum, worthy of its archaeological and historical heritage,' he adds.
Mr. Prodromou also mentions that with this decision and the start of the implementation of the project, which is credited and will be one of the important moments of the administration of President Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus will acquire a museum which, as can be seen from the plans, it will be an emblematic building of the capital "and will act as a front in the efforts for systematic care, development and dissemination of our historical and cultural heritage, through the Deputy Ministry of Culture".
“Such a modern and functional museum directly concerns education and the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, since it will facilitate and enrich historical education of the next generations and will be used on a permanent basis by the schools”, concludes the Minister of Education.