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.