The Iskele Archaeology Museum building has been completed. The museum, which is expected to be in service within two months, will be the first museum to be opened in Iskele and the Karpaz region
Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoglu stated that his goals are to bring facilities to the country including modern museums.
The minister visited the new museum in Iskele. He said that they are aware of the lack of museums in the country, said they began to see that the work of establishing museums as a priority and that “museums are the most important elements that tell the history of countries”.
The new museum will display artefacts dating from the Neolithic period to the Roman period.
“The functions, management, technology, marketing and promotion techniques of the museum have changed all over the world. In this evolving and changing museology model, a visitor-oriented approach has developed. We should also consider our museums and our historical sites as educational environments if we make protocols with our Ministry of Education within this framework.
Each museum is an educational environment. For this reason, our students, our young people and teachers and, of course, our tourists are the most important target groups of our museums”.
Ataoğlu stated that valuable works of many civilizations in the country were being held in repositories, and they had begun to work with the concept of “a museum in every province”. In this context, they had refurbished the Güzelyurt Archaeology and Nature Museum.
He added that they did not use the historic train station in Güzelyurt properly for the purpose of their studies. “The restoration work of Güzelyurt Train Station is proceeding rapidly and now it will be completed in a short time”.
Ataoğlu also underlined that they have completed their work for the Lefke Museum and that this will be promoted. “Whatever the model of government to be formed, these projects will come to life. We are proud to see that the promises we made have been realised”, he said.
“We carry the responsibility to discover, protect and transfer these unique cultural riches inherited from our past to the next generations,” said Ataoglu, thanking everyone who contributed to the project.
Kibris News Agency