Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul

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    Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR
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  • Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR
    Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR
    by TrendsetterME
  • Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR
    Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR
    by TrendsetterME
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    Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, TR

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 22, 2013
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    A museum, permanent collections, exhibitions, a quality restaurant, a peaceful garden, great looking building and even better Bosphorus view. So it is easy to see why Sabancı Museum is one of the first things to do and visit in Istanbul.

    The museum is named after the most famous business man of Turkey, Sakıp Sabancı. Sabancı family invested in the cultural development of Turkey with this museum and a top notch university. The location of the museum is convenient and beautiful: drive up north, passing under the second Bosphorus bridge. It is by the sea, with a great garden that you can relax in.

    It is not allowed to take pictures inside in order not to harm the ancient objects, paintings and all the other collections. So, my photos are for the exterior now and for the garden area, too ... But this shall more encourage you to come and visit to see the art collections inside with your own eyes ... :)

    There are permanent art exhibitions owned by the Sabancı family, like historic hand written Qurans and books, paintings of world famous Turkish painters like Osman Hamdi Bey and İbrahim Çallı. Also, there are archaeological collections in the garden.

    In addition to permanent exhibitions, there are seasonal exhibitions. They are announced on their website.

    On the summer Sunday mornings, there is brunch in the garden with jazz concerts presented by famous local jazz bands. Other than that, it is always relaxing to be in the garden and enjoy the view

    There is also a magnificent restaurant inside called "Muzedechanga" which is awarded by many global newspapers and magazines.

    Muzedechanga

    The museum is open all year but of course the best time to visit is from spring to fall when you can enjoy the garden and the view.

    Visiting Hours and Admission are ... :

    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 10:00-18:00
    Wednesday: 10:00-20:00
    Closed Mondays.
    Free admission on every Wednesday.

    As said above, a "must visit" Museum of Istanbul, enjoy ... :)

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    From Byzantine to Istanbul at Sakip Sabanci Museum

    by Arkeolog Written May 26, 2010

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    "From Byzantine to Istanbul – 8000 years of a Capital City " exhibition at SSM( Sakip Sabanci Museum) 5 June - 4 September 2010

    Istanbul’s history prior the conquest will be exhibited starting from its founding era in Istanbul Sabancý University's Sakýp Sabancý Museum. The process that begun as one province of the Roman Empire, and turning to be a capital city, then developing, stagnation and falling periods will be reflected and also the city’s revival with the conquer of Turks will be shown via artictic masterpieces.

    In the exhibition, collections of The Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Topkapý Palace Museum, The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum as well as other state museums of Turkey will be included. The art pieces which are exhibited in the prominent museums of the all over the Europe like London, British Museum; St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum; Florence, Bargello Museum; Paris, Louvre Museum; Vatican Museums will be appeared in this very comprehensive exhibition and the city’s evolution from Byzantium days to nowadays and its effect to the world history and the interactions with contemporary cities will be presented to the audiences.
    The exhibition will be composed by borrowing art pieces from nearly 40 different collections. And during the exhibition, the history of Istanbul, which is not known very much even in today, will be shared with the audiences via education programs and conferences.

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    SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM

    by neodue Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Sabancý University's Sakýp Sabancý Museum is located in Emirgan, at one of Istanbul's oldest settlements on the Bosphorus.

    In 1927 Prince Mehmed Ali Hasan of the Hidiv family of Egypt commissioned the Italian architect Edouard De Nari to build the villa, now the museum's main building, and it was used as a summer house for many years by various members of the Hidiv family; for a short time it also served as the Montenegran Embassy.

    After the mansion was purchased in 1950 by industrialist Hacý Ömer Sabancý from Prince Iffet, a member of the Hidiv family, it came to be known as "Atlý Köþk", The Horse Mansion, because of the statue of a horse (purchased in the same year) that was installed in the garden; the statue is the 1864 work of the French sculptor Louis Doumas.

    A second horse sculpture on the grounds of Atlý Köþk is the cast of one of the four horses taken from Sultanahmet square in Istanbul when it was looted by Crusaders during the fourth Crusade in 1204 and removed to the Basilica of San Marco in Venice.

    After the death of Hacý Ömer Sabancý in 1966 Atlý Köþk began to be used permanently as a home by Sakýp Sabancý, the eldest of the family, and for many years housed Sakýp Sabancý's rich collection of calligraphy and paintings. In 1998, together with its collection and furnishings, the mansion was allocated to Sabancý University to be transformed into a museum.

    With the annex of a modern gallery, the exhibition areas of the museum opened to visitors in 2002; with a further extension of the layout in 2005, the technical level of the museum reached international standards.

    Today Sabancý University Sakýp Sabancý Museum presents a versatile museological environment with its rich permanent collection, the comprehensive temporary exhibitions that it hosts, its conservation units, model educational programs and the various concerts, conferences and seminars held there.

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    Sakip Sabanci Museum

    by H-TownJourneyman Updated Feb 8, 2007

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    The Sakip Sabanci Museum is a charming and informative museum located in Emirgan, overlooking the Bosphorus. The museum is the former home of it's namesake, Sakip Sabanci, the late Turkish billionaire and philanthropist who donated millions of dollars to charities and educational institutions. Permanent collections on display include a lovely assortment of Ottoman calligraphic art, as well as a variety of paintings from Turkish and European artists. When I visited, there was an amazing temporary exhibition on Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire. You can also visit part of the home of Sakip Sabanci that has been kept as it was when he resided here, including much information on his life and achievements. A great museum in Istanbul, with a more personal feel to it.

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    Sakip Sabanci Museum

    by Tdiver Updated Apr 21, 2007

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    Sakip Sabanci Museum from the Bosphorous.

    Currently exhibiting Anatolian church rugs and Embroidery and textile art from Daghestan19 April-19August,unsure what follows.Bit of a climb up the hill to the gallery but cool in summer.

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