Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to promote the research and advancement of Cycladic Culture

COLLECTIONS

The said parties agreed to cooperate, by any appropriate means, through multiple actions focusing on the research, promotion and advancement of Cycladic Culture in Greece and abroad.

In particular, the MoC focuses on the cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, through the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and the Museum of Cycladic Art, through the establishment of multilevel synergies aimed at the research and advancement of the Cycladic cultural heritage.

Following the signature of the Memorandum of Cooperation, Minister Mendoni stated: “The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Cycladic Art opens up excellent prospects and new paths for the promotion and enhancement of the Museum’s artifacts as well as our cultural heritage. The Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades join forces, expertise and knowledge, routing them into vital joint actions, both for the preservation and protection of the masterpieces of Cycladic culture, as well as for its more systematic study. Hopefully, we will soon be able to present the details of the said initiatives.”

Kassandra Marinopoulou, President and CEO of the Museum of Cycladic Art said: “I would like to thank Minister Mendoni for this historical cooperation with our institution. The dissemination and promotion of the Cycladic Culture and the wider Greek cultural heritage internationally has always been the mission and vision of the Museum of Cycladic Art. The partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades unlocks major opportunities, both for the research and study of the Cycladic culture and for the preservation and advancement of the tangible and intangible assets of Cyclades; a top priority supported by our Cycladic Identity Initiative. Major announcements related to our joint actions will be made soon.”

The Memorandum of Cooperation has a 48-month duration and shall be extended through a new partnership agreement.

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Photo. Paris Tavitian
© Museum of Cycladic Art
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Photo. Paris Tavitian
© Museum of Cycladic Art

JOINT ACTIONS

The joint actions of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and the Museum will indicatively include:

Exhibitions

1. Co-organization of temporary exhibitions, with opportunities for third parties, i.e., Greek and foreign museums to participate as co-hosts.

Research

Collaborative research projects on the Cycladic cultural heritage.

Education

Educational activities (educational programs, summer schools, seminars, etc.).

Conferences

Co-organization of conferences, lectures and scientific meetings.

Publications

Scientific publications and publications for the broader public.

Digital

Mobile App development for the promotion of monuments and museums

Synergies

Specialized synergies related to the Cycladic culture, such as the creation of the corpus of Cycladic artifacts, which will include a comprehensive digital repository and database of the works of Cycladic culture. Ownership of the data collected by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and the Museum will rest with the Ministry of Culture.

Scientific – research level

Cooperation at scientific, research and expertise level.

Awareness

Raise awareness initiatives and promotional activities for the protection of the tangible and intangible cultural assets of Cyclades.

Fundraising

Raise awareness initiatives and promotional activities for the protection of the tangible and intangible cultural assets of Cyclades.

Collaboration

Collaborations with third -national and international- parties, scientific, research and cultural bodies as well as local Cycladic bodies to meet the common objectives of promoting the Cycladic culture.