Cyprus – Eiland in beweging / A Dynamic Island
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
11 October 2019 – 15 March 2020
Concept and selection Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
Construction Fiction Factory
Audiovisuals Menno Schrap
Printing Riwi Collotype, Watjeziet
Print Guides Selfprint
Photos documentation Natascha Libbert, Rob Overmeer, Kathrin Hero
About the exhibition design
Cyprus was one of the most important hubs of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean. Thanks to its strategic location, the island has been at the centre of constant movements of people, sovereigns, religions and exchanges of goods.
This dynamic scenario takes place in front of a background that always stayed the same: the nature of the island, brilliantly captured by photographer Natascha Libbert. The combination of photographic imagery and archeological collection puts the objects in the context where they come from and shows the timeless beauty of Cypriot art.
The architectural and photographic dynamism of the exhibition space – where visitors can stroll through the landscape of ancient Cyprus so to speak – is being enhanced by a multilayered spacial arrangement of exhibition texts.