Istanbul Chronicles

Istanbul’s modern face
Even the founders of “istanbul modern” did not expect that success. Their museum hosted nearly 4 million visitors since its opening in 2004. Over 700 artists displayed their works there. ‘istanbul modern’ is not only characterized as the home of modern art but also as the embodiment of Istanbul’s and Turkey’s modern face. Currently the museum is hosting the joint exhibition of 75 female artists under the title ‘dream and realıty’. ...
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Military Museum
Our history, our culture, our values are here The Military Museum and Culture Centre Command, Under the General Staff Military History and Strategic Studies Department tells us about our history, our culture, in short, about us... ...
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Ottoman winds blowing in Europe
Were you aware of the Ottoman Empire’s crucial impact on European culture? Indeed, the Ottoman lifestyle exerted a substantial influence on Europe, from clothing styles to culinary habits, from everyday life to various forms of art... ...
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Rezan Has Museum
Rezan Has Museum opened its doors for the first time in 2007 through an exhibition of costumes designed of fabrics originating from the dates of the Ottoman Empire up to our present-day, organized under the title “Timeless Simplicity” within the framework of the 1st International Conference on Oriental Carpets. ...
37 votes, average: 4.78 out of 537 votes, average: 4.78 out of 537 votes, average: 4.78 out of 537 votes, average: 4.78 out of 537 votes, average: 4.78 out of 5
37 votes
Sadberk Hanım Museum
Turkey’s first private museum Sadberk Hanım Museum in Sarıyer enjoys worldwide prestige for its large collection of works from the period of the Ottoman Empire The Vehbi Koç Foundation’s ‘Sadberk Hanım’ Museum was established in memory of Lady Sadberk Koç, late wife of Vehbi Koç who passed away in 1973, to host her personal art collection. ...
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Serving the arts for 40 years
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), taking on an essential role in the field of Istanbul’s cultural life is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. ...
18 votes, average: 4.00 out of 518 votes, average: 4.00 out of 518 votes, average: 4.00 out of 518 votes, average: 4.00 out of 518 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5
18 votes
Sultan’s Secrets
The research performed by associate professor Dr. Hülya Tezcan on nearly one hundred garment pieces including shirts, collars, skullcaps and covers at the sultans’ garments department of the topkapi palace museum brings to the daylight the mysteries of the court. ...
13 votes, average: 4.15 out of 513 votes, average: 4.15 out of 513 votes, average: 4.15 out of 513 votes, average: 4.15 out of 513 votes, average: 4.15 out of 5
13 votes
The foundations of European culture were discovered in Pendik
The 8 thousand 500 years old village located in Istanbul’s Pendik district has aroused enthusiasm in the world of archaeology. According to experts, this is Istanbul’s ‘oldest village’ known to date. ...
32 votes, average: 4.69 out of 532 votes, average: 4.69 out of 532 votes, average: 4.69 out of 532 votes, average: 4.69 out of 532 votes, average: 4.69 out of 5
32 votes
The hidden pearl of the Topkapı Palace: The Harem
It was an ‘education centre’ and a ‘service temple’. But in the end it was the residential quarters of the Sultan... ...
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11 votes
The Museum Crossed by a Submarine: The Rahmi Koç Museum
The Rahmi Koç Museum is not an ordinary one, it totally subverts the classical notion of museum. Displayed are submarines instead of statues, steam-engine automobiles instead of paintings. ...
37 votes, average: 4.24 out of 537 votes, average: 4.24 out of 537 votes, average: 4.24 out of 537 votes, average: 4.24 out of 537 votes, average: 4.24 out of 5
37 votes
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