A big day for Cyprus in Leipzig

Leip­zig, 25 July 2019

At almost Cypri­ot high tem­pe­ra­tures in Leip­zig, the AMRICHA non-pro­fit GmbH was foun­ded today. AMRICHA stands for “Alex­an­der Mali­os Rese­arch Insti­tu­te for Cypri­ot Heri­ta­ge and Archaeo­lo­gy”. This step is of par­ti­cu­lar impor­t­ance, sin­ce from now on the insti­tu­tio­nal frame­work was crea­ted in order to be able to act as an insti­tu­ti­on com­mit­ted to the pul­sa­ting Cypri­ot cul­tu­re and past.

The pur­po­se of the insti­tu­te is “to pro­mo­te cul­tu­ral exchan­ge through the media­ti­on of cul­tu­re and histo­ry with a focus on Cypri­ot cul­tu­re and the explo­ra­ti­on of the Cypri­ot cul­tu­ral heri­ta­ge.”

This is to be ensu­red by a sci­en­ti­fic advi­so­ry board made up of dis­tin­guis­hed peop­le in the field of Cyprus archaeo­lo­gy, poli­tics and socie­ty from Cyprus and Ger­ma­ny. The com­mit­tee has the task of pro­vi­ding AMRICHA with advice and moni­to­ring the ful­film­ent of the pur­po­se of the asso­cia­ti­on.

In the future, the AMRICHA non-pro­fit Orga­niz­a­ti­on should also be acces­si­ble to other peop­le inte­res­ted in rese­ar­ching and impar­ting Cypri­ot cul­tu­re and histo­ry in order to estab­lish a mul­ti­na­tio­nal net­work in the heart of Leip­zig. Coope­ra­ti­ons and part­ners­hips with other insti­tu­ti­ons in the field of Cyprus archaeo­lo­gy and the Leip­zig muse­um and cul­tu­re sce­ne are to be con­clu­ded, as well as edu­ca­tio­nal pro­grams for tea­ching archaeo­lo­gy and Cypri­ot cul­tu­re.

The next few years will show to what extent the diver­se ide­as and con­cepts can be imple­men­ted with the sup­port of many, but the cor­ner­stones have been set to give Cypri­ot cul­tu­re and histo­ry a home in Leip­zig in the future.