Motifs and Cultural Interactions
Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Exhibition Tour

Guided Tour

September 5, 2023 / 13:30
September 8, 2023 / 19:00

Kütahya, renowned for its vibrant and colourful ceramic motifs, became one of the most significant ceramic production centres of the Ottoman Empire during the 18th century. Its diverse range of products, designed to meet daily needs, earned widespread societal admiration. These ceramic treasures transformed into genuine artworks under the skilful hands of artisans, who were inspired by cultural motifs from Europe, the Far East, and Anatolia, thus bearing witness to profound cultural exchanges. 

The guided tour explores the cultural interactions between the Ottoman Empire, the Far East, and Europe, as reflected in the motifs of Coffee Break exhibition and “Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection”. Participants have the opportunity to see two currently unexhibited artefacts.

Turkish coffee is offered to the participants of the exhibition tour.

The 30-minute guided tour is free of charge and will be in Turkish. With the exception of Long Fridays, a separate museum entrance ticket must be purchased. The capacity is limited. To secure your spot for the tour, kindly make a reservation by emailing at

Temporary Exhibition

Coffee Break

Discovered in Ethiopia as the “magic fruit,” and reaching the land of the Ottomans through Yemen in the 15th century, coffee soon assumed its place as a prestigious beverage in the palace and wealthy households. 

Coffee Break

Chlebowski’s Sultan

Chlebowski’s Sultan

This is one of Stanisław Chlebowski’s larger canvasses dealing with themes other than battles; only Ottoman Life at the Sweet Waters now at the Istanbul Military Museum can compare with it in size.

Today's Stories: Felis <br> Hande Ortaç

Today's Stories: Felis
Hande Ortaç

Inspired by the exhibition Istanbuls Today, Today's Stories series continues with Hande Ortaç's story "Felis"! This series gathers short stories written by authors encouraged by the photographs in the exhibition.

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

Inspired by the great European masters, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau, Berber’s works exemplify the deep, opaque whites of his journeys through the fairy tale landscapes of Bosnia to the dark, macabre burrows of Srebrenica.