- Marbles Of Iasos
The exhibition "Traveling Stones: Marbles of Iasos" jointly organized by the İstanbul Archaeological Museums and the Italian Excavation Team within the scope of the projects of the İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency's Cultural Heritage and Museums Directorate was opened on December 7, 2010, and this exhibition, which provides aspects of the history of the city of Iasos and consists of stone artifacts from Iasos conserved in the İstanbul Archaeological Museums, can still be visited in the garden of İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Actual Archaeology Photography Competition Exhibition
The exhibition aimed at the conservation and protection of, and above all the awareness about the cultural heritage of Anatolia, world's one of the most important archaeological areas, was held between November 19 and December 19, 2011, in the Yıldız Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Johan Tahon's "A R C H E" Exhibition
During this exhibition jointly organized by artist Johan Tahon and the İstanbul Archaeological Museums, the Private Collection of the artist including his ceramic head sculptures created with a modern interpretation of the technique employed in İznik tiles was displayed between September 17 and November 13, 2011, in the Tiled Kiosk, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- "Emperors In Istanbul: From The Hittites To The Ottomans" Exhibition
Many artifacts from the collection of the museum, belonging to the empires, from the Hittites to the Ottomans, that ruled over Anatolia and neighboring lands, including gigantic marble statues, coins, manuscripts and seals, were exhibited between May 11 and November 1, 2011, in the Assos Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Muhittin Uysal Figurative Sculpture Exhibition
Figurative sculptures created by Muhittin Uysal, a sculptor who retired from our museum, were exhibited between May 18 and October 30, 2011, in the Hall No. 29, Old Building, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Byzantine Palaces In Istanbul
During the exhibition "Byzantine Palaces in İstanbul", small finds selected from the museum collection unearthed during archaeological excavations carried out from the early 20th century on under the supervision of the İstanbul Archaeological Museums, and palace reconstructions based on ancient resources were displayed between June 21 and October 2, 2011, in the Yıldız Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Osman Hamdi Bey In The Light Of Documents In The Archives Of Istanbul Archaeological Museums
The exhibition "Osman Hamdi Bey in the Light of Documents in the Archives of İstanbul Archaeological Museums" organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Osman Hamdi Bey's death, was held between May 18, 2010 and October 31, 2011, in the Osman Hamdi Bey Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Ceramics Exhibition - Ayfer Karamani
The exhibition organized by ceramic artist Ayfer Karamani in her 53rd anniversary of artistic work jointly with the İstanbul Archaeological Museums was held between September 28 and November 28, 2011, in the garden of the Museum.
- Victor Birgin: A Place To Read
The exhibition for the "Lives and Works in İstanbul Project (2008-2010)" was held between October 2 and 31, 2010, in the Yıldız Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- In The Daylight: 8000 Years Of Istanbul
This exhibition consisting of artifacts unearthed during Marmaray excavations in Yenikapı, Sirkeci and Üsküdar, Metro excavations and Sultanahmet's old prison area excavations carried out under the leadership of the Directorate of the İstanbul Archaeological Museums shed light on the history of İstanbul from prehistoric periods to the Ottoman Period.
The exhibition was held between June 25, 2007 and June 30, 2010, in the Assos Hall, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- The Tombstone With Quadrilingual Inscription, The Symbol Of Tolerance And Coexistence, Is In The Istanbul Archaeological Museums
The renowned tombstone displayed in the one piece exhibition organized by the İstanbul Archaeological Museums in cooperation with the Italian Consulate and the Italian Cultural Center belongs to a five-piece group, two of which are lost, which make the tombs of Anne and Drogo, parents of Grisanthe, clerk to the Norman king Roger II, distinguished. The inscription describes in four languages (Judeo-Arabic on the upper, Latin on the left, Greek on the right and Arabic on the lower sides) Anne's death, her first burial in the Palerma Cathedral in 1148, and her corpse's transfer to the funerary chapel in the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo built by his son in the following year. This tombstone, which is a witness of the multiculturalism in the Norman Palermo, has become a symbol of tolerance among the peoples and coexistence with its quadrilingual inscription, dates in calendars followed by each of the communities and with its final section asking for the mercy of its readers.
The artifact was exhibited between August 4 and September 6, 2010, in the İstanbul's Neighboring Cultures section of the Old Building.
- Townley Discobolus
The statue "Discus Thrower" (Townley Discobolus), one of the most renowned articles in the collection of the British Museum, was brought under the sponsorship of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB).
Besides figuring the ideal beauty, the Townley Discobolus is the embodiment of the idea of an eternally young athlete's balance, harmony and ideal proportions. The Discus Thrower was displayed between February 16 and April 5, 2010, in the Old Building, İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Artemision Of Ephesus: Sacred Site Of A Goddess
The exhibition "Artemision of Ephesus: Sacred Site of a Goddess" was jointly organized by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, İstanbul Archaeological Museums and the Ephesus Museum. The Temple of Artemis of Ephesus, a reflection and continuation of a very old Anatolian form of belief in the Archaic Aegean Region, is identified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This exhibition brought for the first time the artifacts of Artemision in the collections of the Ephesus Museum and the İstanbul Archaeological Museums together, although partially.
The exhibition was held between May 22 and September 22, 2008, in the İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Bead: Faith, Power And Beauty
The exhibition "Bead: Faith, Power and Beauty", organized within the scope of the International Bead and Beadwork Conference held on November 22-25, 2007 in the Kadir Has University and sponsored by the Kadir Has Foundation, run between November 23, 2007 and April 23, 2008 in the Yıldız Hall of the Museum.
- Byzantine Small Finds In Archaeological Contexts
This exhibition jointly organized by the German Archaeological Institute, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations and the İstanbul Archaeological Museums was held between June 2 and 4, 2008.
- The Remnants: 12th And 13th Centuries Byzantine Objects In Turkey
This exhibition organized by the Koç Foundation within the framework of the Second International Sevgi Gönül Symposium was held between June 26 and October 31, 2007, in the Yıldız Hall.
- The Hittite Winds Exhibition
This exhibition was held within the framework of museum activities, between May 17 and 26, 2006, in the garden of the Museum.
- Gods In Color Exhibition
This exhibition about painted sculpture of Classical Antiquity jointly organized by the German Archaeological Museums and İstanbul Archaeological Museums was held between April 21 and July 16, 2006, in the Old Building.
- "One Woman One Biographly: Leyla Turgut" Exhibition
This exhibition was held within the framework of museum activities, between May 18 and July 18, 2005, in the Assos Hall.
- The Stolen Past Exhibition
The exhibition called "The Stolen Past" organized on the occasion of the Museums Week consisted of artifacts seized between 1970 and 2003 by the financial police, military police or customs directorates and delivered to our Museum, which had been illegally taken from their original sites in order to be sold in foreign countries or to be smuggled into them. The exhibition was held between May 18 and July 20, 2003.
- Istanbul Archaeological Museums Palatium Magnum (Great Palace) Region Excavation Finds Exhibition
The İstanbul Archaeological Museums Great Palace (Palatium Magnum) Region Excavation Finds displayed in the İstanbul Archaeological Museums included lighting equipment; sacred objects; Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman bronze, silver and gold coins and seals; ornaments and dress accessories made of different materials and Byzantine pottery produced employing various techniques, Ottoman vessels and Chinese and European porcelains covering a period between the 5th century BC and the Republican Era, unearthed during excavations carried out between 1997 and 2001. Additionally, pieces of Greek pottery dated to the 7th-4th centuries BC and Roman and Late Roman perfume bottles, pottery and pieces of figurines were displayed.
The exhibition was held between May 21 and July 21, 2002, in the İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Medical Exhibition From Past To Present
Artifacts from the collections of the Museum were exhibited between September 1 and November 1, 2002, in the Assos Hall.
- Artifacts Selected From The Special Collections Affiliated With The Istanbul Archaeological Museums
The exhibition "Artifacts Selected from the Private Collections Affiliated with the İstanbul Archaeological Museums" included 190 artifacts dating from various periods and belonging to 13 private collections registered by the museum.
The exhibition was held between May 18 and July 18, 2001, in the İstanbul Archaeological Museums.
- Emerging, Growing And Lasting Culture And Civilization
This exhibition was held within the framework of museum activities between May 18 and June 9, 2001.
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