Eastern Mediterranean University is working non-stop on the art-collection formation project. Carried out by the Center for Cyprus Studies on behalf of EMU, the project has already added a total of 256 pieces of artwork into EMU’s collection. A newly signed collaboration protocol envisages the addition of 137 additional works of art into the said collection during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The art will be provided by eight Cypriot artists who signed the collaboration protocol.
As a result of the collaboration protocol signed at EMU Rector’s Office at 10:00 a.m. on 30 March 2018, Cypriot artists Simge Uygur, Serkan İlseven, Şenol Özdevrim, Ruzen Atakan, Batu Gündal, Eser Keçeci, Heidi Trautmann, Bahar Çıralı have donated their work to EMU’s collection.
During the protocol signing ceremony, Prof. Dr. Osam highlighted the importance of arts for universities along with science and added that EMU endeavors to house artists’ valuable work each passing year.
Talking about the importance of exhibiting artists’ work and making them accessible for the public, Prof. Dr. Osam also touched upon the recent cultural collaboration protocol settled with Famagusta Municipality. Congratulating EMU Center for Cyprus Studies, Prof. Dr. Osam thanked all artists who have shared their artwork with EMU.
Stating their happiness for supporting a meaningful project as such, the aforesaid artists also expressed their pleasure in observing EMU valuing arts. Present at the protocol ceremony were EMU Architecture Faculty, Department of Architecture Chair and President of the Center for Cyprus Studies Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratlı and Rector’s Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş.