Work continues at full speed in the area where the 66-year-old TEAL Ship belonging to the University of Kyrenia, which will be transformed into a Maritime History Museum in line with the protocol signed between the TRNC Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Near East Enterprises, will be landed in Kyrenia Port. Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, Minister of Public Works and Transport, and Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel inspected the ongoing works in the area where the ship museum TEAL will be disembarked in Kyrenia Port.
TEAL, which will be landed in a four-meter deep channel to be opened in the area between the arriving passenger building and the marina at the Kyrenia Port, will serve the country’s tourism as the Maritime History Museum upon the completion of the works.
TEAL, which has trained dozens of captains as the training and research ship of Near East University and University of Kyrenia in the last 27 years, will host more than 5 thousand materials such as paintings, photographs, maritime objects, ship models, nautical maps as the Maritime History Museum. The Maritime History Museum is planned to be opened on November 15, Republic Day.
Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel: “TEAL, itself an important part of maritime history, will be a unique Maritime History Museum that brings together contemporary art and historical materials.”
Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel, on the other hand, emphasized that the Near East Enterprises museums adopt an original museology approach with an understanding that brings together historical objects with contemporary art. Dr. Günsel said, “TEAL, which is itself an important part of maritime history, will be a unique Maritime History Museum that brings together contemporary art and historical materials.”
Resimiye Eroğlu Canaltay: “The Maritime History Museum will transform Kyrenia into a very important culture and art center with its unique features.”
Inspecting the ongoing works in the area where TEAL will be placed in the Kyrenia Port, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay reminded that Cyprus is a very important tourism center with its historical and cultural riches and natural beauties and said, “Everything that is done in the field of museums makes a very important contribution to the identity and tourism of our country. The Maritime History Museum, founded by the Near East Enterprises, will transform Kyrenia into a very important culture and art center with its unique features. Minister Eroğlu Canaltay said that with the opening of the Maritime History Museum, the face of Kyrenia Port and its region will also change. In the presence of Dr. Suat Günsel, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Günsel Family for their contribution to the museums of our country.