Cyprus: An Island and A People

June 2015 to May 2016

Cyprus: An Island and A People investigated the complex and fascinating history of Cyprus in the ancient world and the role of archaeology in the making of modern Cyprus.

Spanning over 10,000 years of history, the exhibition traced the story of Cyprus from the Neolithic to the Medieval period through a range of spectacular objects.  The exhibition also explored the people of ancient and modern Cyprus and the roles played by archaeologists in shaping the island's story.

The exhibition brought together artefacts from the Museum's own collection along with important works from the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, the Museum of Antiquities at the University of New England, Armidale and the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library.

Curated by Dr Janette McWilliam, Dr Amelia Brown, Dr Sandra Christou, Mr James Donaldson, and Dr Judith Powell