Once Upon a Time in Byzantium

December 7 2021 - March 4 2022

In parallel with the exhibition titled “What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”: Byzantium in Popular Culture, Pera Museum Learning Programs present “Once Upon a Time in Byzantium”, a series of engaging and informative online workshops and tours suitable for various age groups, which will take place between December 7, 2021 and March 4, 2022.

A guided 3D exhibition tour of the selected works as well as comic book and cartoon workshops aiming to improve kids’ imagination and creativity are organized with the cooperation between Pera Museum Learning Programs and Kadıköy Municipality Cartoon House. All children aged 7-12 can participate in the program, which will be held using the Zoom application, free of charge.

The program’s 30-minute events take place on Zoom Meeting app, where primary education students will join in guided online exhibition tours and take part in workshops designed around the exhibit. High school students will be offered guided online exhibition tours.

Accessible online exhibition tours and workshops for students with special educational needs as part of the “Pera Enabled” programs. Workshops are designed for primary, secondary and high school levels. In the 45-minute online events, after the exhibition tour accompanied by an instructor, participants make mosaic and collage designs in the workshops.

Teachers from different disciplines will explore the exhibition in a guided online tour followed by workshops on the exhibition. Teachers will also discover ways of integrating Pera Museum exhibitions’ curricula-compatible Teacher Guidebooks into their classroom activities and accompanying their students in the exhibitions, as well as a wide range of activities for different age groups.

Adults will be able to join workshops where they will discover fantasy fiction writing, illustration and aromatherapy with instructors and artists.

Nursing home residents and their companions will join online guided tours of the “What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”: Byzantium in Popular Culture exhibition and explore the artworks on display.

Museum visit days for school groups are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Reservation is required for groups, which are limited to 10 participants and should be accompanied by two teachers. Reservation confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address provided during registration.

For more information: ogrenme@peramuzesi.org.tr

December 14

19:00 Illustration at the Intersection of Byzantine and Popular Cultures

January 11

19:30 Medicinal Herbs: Aromatherapy

January 13

19:30 Paper Mosaics

January 15

11:00 Cartoon Drawing

February 13

11:00 Intersection of Words and Pictures: Comic Book

February 15

19:30 Illustrated Stories: Creative Writing

February 19

11:00 Cartoon Drawing

February 23

19:30 Historical Fantasy Fiction Writing

March 5

13:30 Words in Pictures: Comic Book

Intersection of Words and Pictures: Comic Book
Ages 9-12

Intersection of Words and Pictures: Comic Book

Cartoon Drawing
Ages 7-10

Cartoon Drawing

 Words in Pictures: Comic Book
Ages 9-12

Words in Pictures: Comic Book

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!” Online Exhibition Tour for Nursing Home

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!” Online Exhibition Tour for Nursing Home

Illustration at the Intersection of Byzantine and Popular Cultures

Illustration at the Intersection of Byzantine and Popular Cultures

 Medicinal Herbs: Aromatherapy

Medicinal Herbs: Aromatherapy

Historical Fantasy Fiction Writing

Historical Fantasy Fiction Writing

 Fantastic Icons

Fantastic Icons

Colorful Buildings

Colorful Buildings

Paper Mosaics

Paper Mosaics

Illustrated Stories: Creative Writing

Illustrated Stories: Creative Writing

"What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!" Online Exhibition Tour for Teachers

"What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!" Online Exhibition Tour for Teachers

Creating Figures by Pastel Scraping
Primary School

Creating Figures by Pastel Scraping

Theater Poster Design
Middle School

Theater Poster Design

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!” Online Exhibition Tour
High School

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!” Online Exhibition Tour

Related Exhibitions

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”

Istanbul Research Institute’s upcoming exhibition at the Pera Museum called “What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”: Byzantium in Popular Culture, curated by Emir Alışık, navigates through the eclectic presence of Byzantium in popular culture. 

“What Byzantinism Is This in Istanbul!”

Nudes With Mirrors

Nudes With Mirrors

Although mythological themes are not commonly encountered in Turkish painting, it is possible to see variations of widespread themes such as the Venus at her Toilet. 

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.

The Search for Form

The Search for Form

A series of small and rather similar nudes Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and Eren Eyüboğlu produced in the early 1930s almost resemble a ‘visual conversation’ that focus on a pictorial search. It is also possible to find the visual reflections of this earlier search in the synthesis Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu reached with his stylistic abstractions in the 1950s.