Sculptures Come to Life

Pera Kids
Ages 4-6

Now it’s time to imagine that we are in the Pera Museum, and you are a priceless sculpture on display here. Sculptures do not move, do they? So you have to keep the same pose without moving at all. The museum’s security is about to patrol the museum, and the sculptures must be completely still when they are here. However, when the security guard gets tired and goes to take a nap, you can switch places and poses. However, you must stay still once again when the security guard comes back. If the guard notices that you have changed places, you might get carried back to your original position. If the guard spots someone moving, that player becomes the new guard in the next round, and the game continues with different sculptures.

Related Exhibition: Intersecting Worlds

Illustrator: İpek Kay
Game Writer: 
Neray Çeşme

This program is presented especially for the 100th anniversary of the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, inspired by Pera Museum's digital exhibitions.

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The Captive Sultan

The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece between 1821 and 1832 became a symbol for national liberation struggle.

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life. 

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques.