Late Antique and Byzantine Weights and Measures Seminar

Seminar

October 7, 2023 / 10:00

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum presents the Late Antique and Byzantine Weights and Measures Seminar for undergraduate and graduate students, featuring selections from the museum’s Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection. The seminar seeks to provide young researchers engaged in the study of Late Antique and Byzantine economy, trade, and culture with a novel approach to the prevalent commerce and trade practices of the era. 

The intensive full-day program consists of the seminar and workshop sessions. The first segment of the program focuses on theoretical knowledge pertaining to Late Antique and Byzantine weights and measures. The second segment involves in-depth workshop sessions examining common tools found in the marketplaces of the era, as featured in the museum collection. 

The Late Antique and Byzantine Weights and Measures Seminar will be held physically at the Istanbul Research Institute. The program language is Turkish. Attendance to the program is free; however, students travelling from outside the city must cover their own accommodation and transportation expenses.

 

For a detailed seminar schedule and application requirements, please click here.

Temporary Exhibition

The Art of Weights and Measures

As the measurement of discovery became the substance of myths, weighing and measuring, beyond being mere physical actions, became an important means of self-expression to those captivated by the universe and what lay beyond the boundaries of knowledge. 

The Art of Weights and Measures

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined. Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artist and the artworks. 

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.

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Pera Museum presented a talk on Nicola Lorini’s video installation For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones, bringing together the artists Nicola Lorini, Gülşah Mursaloğlu and Ambiguous Standards Institute to focus on concepts like measuring, calculation, standardisation, time and change.