A message from George Eliades

A message from George Eliades Regardless of their value, the exhibits within an Ethnographical Museum should always aim to provide both a general and specific picture, a form of living image, reflecting man's evolutionary development, from prehistoric times to present. It should be a representation and expression of life through its most essential phases. I [...]

Our Founder

George S. Eliades George S. Eliades was the founder and owner of the Ethnographical Museum and honorary Curator of the Paphos Archaeological Museum. Born in Paphos, he married Chryso Antoniadou, they had two children, Nicholas and Fryne, and two grand-children, George and Michalis Harakis. A cosmopolitan who spoke fluently five languages, George S. Eliades studied [...]

Our Exhibits

Our Exhibits Such is the eclectic and fascinating array of artefacts, books, furniture, china glassware, and jewels on display within the museum it’s an almost impossible task to select and highlight certain items to fully illustrate the sheer treasure house that exists in this old Paphos home. Everything, from beautifully carved wooden dowry chests, the [...]

Educating the Young

Educating the Young ‘Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.’ Chinese Proverb Here at the museum we try to capture a child’s imagination and that spirit of excitement and curiosity will hopefully last a lifetime. We welcome school visits or private groups of children and, as the [...]

Our creative role

Our creative role Our Ethnographic museum houses a collection which has become for many a shared journey through which the objects speak to us in many different ways, and students who visit the museum are made aware that objects offer a natural way to cut across language and time barriers to help them understand their [...]

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Our creative role Our Ethnographic museum houses a collection which has become for many a shared journey through which the objects speak to us in many different ways, and students who visit the museum are made aware that objects offer a natural way to cut across language and time barriers to help them understand their [...]