The two European Capitals of Culture have joined forces in organising this grand exhibition dealing with death, the afterlife, and mourning. Co-organised by the Moesgaard Museum (MoMu) in Aarhus and the Society of Cypriot Studies, the exhibition explores the traditions and customs around death and beliefs around the dead in Cyprus, Denmark and elsewhere. For the exhibition, the Society of Cypriot Studies will create a special space inside the emblematic museum in Aarhus which will present exhibits from Cyprus dating from antiquity until the present, as well as modern works by Cypriot and Danish artists, under the curatorship of Ditte Lyngsoe Peders, from Denmark. From Pafos, the artists Yiannos Economou, Susan Vargas and Rinos Stefani will take part in the exhibition. The exhibitions that will take place both in Pafos and in Aarhus will examine burial sites, burial customs and doctrines, objects linking us to the dead and contemporary perceptions of the afterlife. Exhibits will be transported to the sites from other museums and archaeological locations in Cyprus and Copenhagen. The general curators of the exhibition in Pafos will be Dr. Charalambos Hotzakoglou and Dr. loannis lliades of the Society of Cyprus Studies, and of the exhibition in Aarhus Professor Ton Otto, Head of the Ethnography Department of Moesgaard Museum. Organization supervisor: Daniella Pistenti Mouyiannou.
A collaboration between the European Capitals of Culture pafos2017 and Aarhus 2017