From Istanbul to Byzantium: Paths to Rediscovery, 1800–1955 Exhibition Tour
Gülru Tanman

Exhibition Tour

January 27, 2022 / 19:00
March 1, 2022 / 19:00

Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute’s exhibition From Istanbul to Byzantium: Paths to Rediscovery, 1800–1955, curated by Brigitte Pitarakis, explores the central role of the Ottoman capital in shaping the emerging discipline of Byzantine studies. Within the scope of the exhibition, a guided tour is held with a limited number of participants, accompanied by the project manager of the exhibition, Gülru Tanman. 

About Gülru Tanman
After graduating from Bilkent University, Department of Archaeology and Art History, Gülru Tanman completed her MA in Byzantine archaeology and art history at Birmingham University. Currently, she is the head of Istanbul Research Institute and also works in the Byzantine-focused exhibitions, publications and conferences of the institute.

The tour will be in Turkish. Admission: 50 TL (Free admissions for Friends of Pera Museum.) 
To join the tour, you can buy a ticket from Biletix or make a reservation via the e-mail address
reception@peramuzesi.org.tr. Places are limited.

Temporary Exhibition

From Istanbul to Byzantium

Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute’s exhibition From Istanbul to Byzantium: Paths to Rediscovery, 1800–1955, curated by Brigitte Pitarakis, explores the central role of the Ottoman capital in shaping the emerging discipline of Byzantine studies.

From Istanbul to Byzantium

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

Seaside Leisure

Seaside Leisure

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle. 

Face to Face

Face to Face

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards.