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01-03-2024 13:24

Donation of photographic archive to the Department of Antiquities

The Department of Antiquities, Deputy Ministry of Culture announces that Dr Nicholas Stanley-Price generously donated yesterday to the Department of Antiquities part of his personal photographic archive (consisting of 300 slides), formed during his archaeological fieldwork in Cyprus in the early 1970s. Furthermore, Dr Stanley-Price has provided a copy of Richard Cleave’s “Pictorial Archive Near Eastern History. The Crusades, the segment on Cyprus”. The material was received by the Director of the Department of Antiquities, Dr Giorgos Georgiou, at the Cyprus Museum. The Department of Antiquities wishes to warmly thank Dr Stanley-Price for his generous donation, which provides a rare glimpse of the landscape and ancient monuments of Cyprus during the 1970s. The donation of photographic material, historical correspondence and other types of archives to the Department of Antiquities constitutes the safest means of preserving and safeguarding valuable information on Cyprus’ archaeological heritage.

More information will be available on the Department of Antiquities’ website upon completion of the digitisation of the archives.

Nicholas Stanley-Price obtained a D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford on Early Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus: a gazetteer of sites. He carried out archaeological research and administration in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East for twelve years. He held posts in archaeological administration and research in Jerusalem and the Sultanate of Oman. He then was among the staff of ICCROM, the international conservation organization in Rome (1982-1986) and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles (1987 - 1995), specialising in archaeological conservation and professional education. After two years as an independent consultant, he joined the Institute of Archaeology at University College London where he taught site conservation and management (1998-2000), introducing a new M.A. programme on the topic. From 2000 until 2005 he served as Director-General of ICCROM in Rome, where he resides until today.