Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection of Anatolian Weights and Measures

The Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection that Suna and İnan Kıraç began to form as early as the 1980s has grown rapidly over the years with the addiction of a number of pieces purchased from other collectors as well as regular acquisitions from Turkey and abroad. Presently, it is the most comprehensive and remarkable collection of its kind in Turkey.

Today this World-renowned collection consists of nearly eight thousand objects utilized in Anatolia from prehistory to date. These include key instruments used for measuring weight, length, and volume in a wide spectrum, extending from land measurements to commerce, from architecture to jewelry making and from seafaring to pharmaceutics. In this respect, the collection also serves as a priceless scientific resource for observing the relationship between systems of weights and measures across various periods and cultures, as well as their transformation and continuous use in the course of history.

Carefully selected to meet the demands of the exhibition hall, a broad range of objects from the collection is presented to the viewers in a chronological order. Pieces which have been excluded from this particular exhibition will be displayed periodically through “thematic” exhibitions in the future to shed more light on this fascinating area of interest in Anatolian cultural history.

Happy Republic Day!

Happy Republic Day!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humorous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

In the 60s, Alberto Giacometti paid homage to Paris, the city where he lived, by drawing its streets, cafés, and more private places like his studio and the apartment of his wife, Annette. These drawings would make up his last book, Paris sans fin (Paris Without End). 

Unhomely!  <br>Lee Miller

Unhomely!
Lee Miller

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.