Where is Turkish -Islamic Arts Museum? How to go to Turkish -Islamic Arts Museum? What is the history of Turkish -Islamic Arts Museum? What are the entrance fees for the Turkish -Islamic Arts Museum? You can find the answer to all these questions in this article and discover the Turkish -Islamic Arts Museum with us. Pleasant readings..
A rewarded museum from Europe
Istanbul Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum has the feature of being the first museum in our country that encompasses Turkish-Islamic arts collectively. The museum is the only private palace that can survive outside the sultan’s palaces. The history of the museum building dates back to the 16th century. It was opened to visitors in 1914 at the imaret building in the Suleymaniye Mosque Complex, one of the most important structures of Mimar Sinan, under the name “Evkaf-ı Islami Museum” (Museum of Islamic Foundations). In 1983, he moved to Ibrahim Pasha Palace, west of Sultanahmet Square.
One of the important structures of the Ottoman civil architecture, İbrahim Pasha Palace rises above the old hippodrome stages in the “Horse Square”. The first part of the museum can be reached from this terrace by stairs.
The museum, which underwent a restoration in 2012, received the European Council Museum of the Year Competition Special Jury Prize in 1984 and the Council of Europe-UNESCO in 1985 for its popular cultural heritage.
Rare works of the Islamıc world
The museum, which exhibits rare examples of Abbasid, Memluk, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, has been collected from different corners of the Islamic world. The museum is known for having one of the best carpet collections in the world. The masterpiece pieces between the rugs are Seljuk examples from the 13th century. There is an extraordinarily rich collection of Turkish carpets in the large glazed section with large halls.
Museum; In addition to carpet collections, it also stands out with its manuscripts, which are rare works of art. Glassware, stone and terracotta artifacts and metal and ceramic objects are other valuable pieces on display. The lower floor of the carpet section is reserved for the ethnography collection, which reflects the Turkish daily life of the last few centuries.
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Explore Sultanahmet Square and its surroundings. The park in the square is very colorful especially the tulip time. Hippodrome, which forms the most important part of the square and witnesses many historical events, is an unmatched monument. Kaiser Wilhelm (German) Fountain, Theodosius Obelisk and Spiral Column are the must-see works of the Hippodrome, where horse-drawn car races were held during Byzantine times.