A City Transformed: Images Of Istanbul Then And Now

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A City Transformed: Images Of Istanbul Then And Now
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Aga Khan Museum says
February 6, 2016 to June 26, 2016

The city we now know as Istanbul has been an important cultural and economic hub for centuries. Under its many guises — first as Byzantium, then Constantinople, and finally Kostantiniyye/Istanbul — this magnificent place has witnessed a succession of empires, the migration of peoples, and astounding urban growth.

Experience the many faces of this city through the astonishing historical collection of the noted Turkish collector and art philanthropist Ömer Koç, and a selection of works by the renowned contemporary photographer Murat Germen. Albums, panoramas, and individual photographs from the 1850s to the early 1900s are combined with 21st-century views that seem almost futuristic in their rendering of scale and space. Immerse yourself in a living city whose history is as varied as the people who call it home.


Related Programming

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now with
Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30–7:30 pm
Buy tickets: http://ow.ly/VYnGd

ILLUSTRATED TALK of Sultans and Photographs:
The Imperial Albums of 19th-century Istanbul
Thursday, February 18, 1–2 pm
Buy tickets: http://ow.ly/VYnMm

Music of the Sufi Circles of Istanbul
Thursday, March 24, 1–2 pm
Buy tickets: http://ow.ly/VYnPG


Organized by the Aga Khan Museum in collaboration with the Ömer Koç Collection, Istanbul.

Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip (Aga Khan Museum)
and Bahattin Öztuncay (Ömer Koç Collection, Istanbul).
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By: Aga Khan Museum

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