Exhibition Tour and Workshop for Nursing Homes

Pera Adult

Residents of nursing homes who take a guided tour of the exhibition titled On the Spot: Panoramic Gaze on Istanbul, a History acquire information about selected works on display. The tour, specially prepared for dementia and Alzheimer patients, is a cognitively stimulating activity that allows participants to explore art with pleasure and interest. In this workshop, which can take place either face-to-face or online, participants design collages inspired by Istanbul's panoramic views by using Istanbul photographs and various archival documents.

Related Exhibition: On the Spot: Panoramic Gaze on Istanbul, a History
Duration: 40 minutes (online) / 90 minutes (face-to-face)

For detailed information and reservation: ogrenme@peramuzesi.org.tr

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Rational Medicine in Byzantium

Rational Medicine in Byzantium

Byzantine medical art was grounded in the Greco-Roman medicine transmitted by Hippocrates and Galen and new concepts introduced by such physicians as Oribasios of Pergamon, Aetius of Amida, Alexander of Tralles and Paul of Aegina. 

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