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Significant New Art Collection for Municipal Gallery in Larnaca

The Larnaka Municipal Gallery – Christoforou Collection has opened this summer and will exhibit around 150 artworks by Greek painters and engravers of the 19th - 20th centuries; exhibited with the kind permission of retired Cypriot diplomat Charalambos Christoforou and his spouse Maria Christoforou. 

The new collection is part of Larnaka Municipal Gallery however will be housed separately as a permanent exhibition on the first floor of the Multipurpose Center for Creativity and Culture (Mattei House), whilst the original gallery - which is located in Europe Square - shows periodic exhibitions. A mini documentary about the historic building that was formerly the Larnaka Club and known locally as ‘Mattei House’ can be viewed here.  

This is the second cultural offering from the Christoforou's' private collection following the creation of the Christian Art Museum – Christoforou Collection in Aradippou in 2021, which exhibits over 300 pieces depicting the Greek Orthodox and various other faiths from around the world. The museum is also part of the Larnaka Virtual Museums tours.  

The Multipurpose Center for Creativity and Culture is a short walk from the original gallery on Europe Square and is located along Zenonos Kitieos Street, opposite the Pierides Museum – Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and close to the Phivos Stavrides Foundation - Larnaka Archives, thus creating a cultural cluster in the heart of the city.