Library ‘The History of Art’

The Municipal Arts Centre associated with the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art houses the specialized library ‘The History of Art’ that includes 15.000 books.

It is one of a kind on the island and has been donated to the Nicosia Municipality by Mr Demetris Z. Pierides founder of the Pierides Museum in Athens and the Pierides Foundation in Larnaca.

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus is the permanent sponsor for this Library.

It includes rare editions of art, exhibition catalogues, special editions as well as a vast collection of international art magazines.

The Library is currently under computerization and will soon be joined to other libraries worldwide in order to operate as a centre of research and study for artists and students.

Books are not lent out but the library is used as a place where one can study. There is a close interaction with the University of Cyprus. The Library includes the whole series of publications of different magazines as well all the publications of the Flash Art magazine. It is the subscriber to more than 15 magazines like Beaux Arts, Art Forum, Art in America, Parkett and many others.

Sponsor and Founder of the Library ‘History of the Art’: Demetris Z. Pierides
Other sponsors:

Commercial Bank of Greece
Goethe Institute
Frangoudis & Stefanou (1895)
British Council
Centre Culturel Francais
Embassy of Switzerland
Embassy of Spain
Embassy of Israel
Embassy of Italy
Hellenic Bank
Embassy of Austria
Embassy of Greece
Embassy of the United States of America

Working Hours:  Tuesday 10:00 – 14:00   
  Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00  and 17:00 – 20:00
  Thursday 10:00 – 14:00  
  Friday 10:00 – 14:00  

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