Affiliated with Sabancı University, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi) is located on the Equestrian Villa (Atlı Köşk) in Emirgan, one of the oldest residences on the Bosphorus. It first opened its doors to visitors in 2002. With a rich collection of painting and calligraphy, the museum has exhibited the works of many famous artists.
On the top floor houses the Book Art and Calligraphy Collection, which contains rare hand-written works, sultanic decrees, Korans, and tools used in calligraphy.
The museums Painting Collection consists of works from Turkish artists of the early Republican and Late Ottoman periods, as well as the work of foreigners who lived in Istanbul during these times.
In the garden one finds archeological objects surviving from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The museum also runs activities and educational programs.
One of Istanbul’s most exquisite restaurants, Muzedechanga, with its breathtaking view of the Bosphorus is also located in the garden.