First state-run museum dedicated to Cycladic art to be built in Naxos


The Aegean Island of Naxos will see the construction of its first state-run museum which will house ancient Cycladic art.

The 8.3-million-dollar project will aim to grow Greece’s need for the return of artefacts which were once removed illegally from the country.

Such artefacts include idols which had previously been taken by US authorities.

Cycladic artefacts located in a museum. Photo: Artnet news.

The head of the Ephorate Cycladic Antiquities Dimitris Athansoulis stated that, looted items which are of Cycladic origin will be brought back to the new Naxos museum, no matter if they had been seized illegally or returned.

Source: Ekathimerini




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