Design Your Own Weight

Pera Kids
Ages 7-12

  • April 13, 2022 / 14:00
  • April 16, 2022 / 14:00

How did people use to shop? How did they measure the commodities they were buying? After a guided tour of the exhibition, we explore the types of weights Anatolian merchants used in the past. Then we take a detailed look at weight units made of lead, which depict urban legends and other stories, and then design our own weights using ceramic clay. Through this workshop, we learn about weights used in Anatolia over the centuries while developing our dexterity and imagination.

Related Exhibition: The Art of Weights and Measures

Clay Dough
Clay Modelling Kit / Wooden Sticks / Toothpicks Poster Paint
Acrylic Paint
Water Container
Protective Tablecloth

Ages: 7-12
Duration: 45 minutes

Admissions free, reservation required.
The event will be held via the Zoom Meeting app.
We ask that participants bring their own materials to be used in the workshops.
After the event, participants will receive a certificate of participation via e-mail.   

Capacity: 60 people
For detailed information:

Our quota is full, thank you for your interest.

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Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.

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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.