3 Museums Opened in Bursa, Konya and Tunceli with Completed Restorations

The museum, whose restorations have been completed, is opened in Bursa, Konya and Tuncel.
The museum, whose restorations have been completed, is opened in Bursa, Konya and Tuncel.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened the Tunceli Museum, Bursa Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Konya Akşehir Stone Artifacts Museum, with a videoconference connection.



Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy opened the Tunceli Museum to visit within the scope of the openings.

Minister Ersoy, Governor Mehmet Ali Özkan, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Brigadier General Turgay Aras, Chief Public Prosecutor Mustafa Atbaş, Provincial Police Chief Yılmaz Delen, Cultural Heritage and Museums General Manager Gökhan Yazgı and institution directors visited the Tunceli Museum before the opening and received information about the exhibits. .

After meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan via videoconference, Minister Ersoy gave information about the museum.

Stating that the restoration of the Tunceli Museum was completed in 2019 and that it was ready for opening today after a year of exhibition work, Minister Ersoy said that this museum also gained the distinction of being the first museum built in the history of the Republic.

Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the following in his speech: “We are in a building built in 1937 as a military barracks. In fact, the building itself is one of our cultural assets that must be protected. In 2015, a decision is made to change its function to a museum and restoration work begins. As a result of a very meticulous restoration work, we have made it ready for opening as a museum today. Our museum, which includes many sections from the Paleolithic Age to the Republic period, consists of many sections including archeology, ethnography, social history, social history and belief culture.

Stating that the museum consists of a closed area of ​​5 thousand 800 square meters, Minister Ersoy said, “In addition, we have a multipurpose courtyard of 1800 square meters. This courtyard will be used for concerts, theaters and various events from now on. There is also a library of 10 thousand books. In other words, it is not only classified as a museum function, it has been classified as a multi-purpose jizabe center for the culture, art and social life of Tunceli in the future. " used the expressions.

Emphasizing that the museum is a work carried out with the aim of opening a new page in Tunceli's past, Minister Ersoy said, “From now on, our Tunceli will spread to 81 provinces with its archeology, culture, art and in line with your directives, and in the future, Tunceli for tourism purposes. We have set a goal in. Our next work is to make Tunceli a city known for its culture, tourism and art. " he spoke.

After the speeches, ribbons were cut and appetizers were opened to visitors simultaneously.

Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, also visited Tunceli Governorship and Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Culture and Solidarity Association Cemevi before the opening. After the opening, Minister Ersoy also visited Tunceli Gendarmerie Commando Special Operations Battalion Command.

Tunceli Museum

The building, which was built as a military barracks in 1935-1937 and served this purpose until 1949, was later used as a lodging and then a settlement.

The building, which shows the characteristics of the Early Republican Period and is registered as the second group administrative building, was restored in 2 to serve as the Tunceli Museum.

The 2019 square meter courtyard of the Tunceli Museum, which has a closed area of ​​5 thousand 800 square meters, whose restoration was completed in 1800, was designed to host events such as concerts and theaters.

692 works from the Paleolithic period to the Republic period will be exhibited in the museum.

In addition, information boards about Alevism and an exhibition representing Alevism rituals were organized in the belief section of the museum.

Konya Akşehir Stone Works Museum

It was built in 1250 by Fahrettin Ali, son of the Seljuk chief vizier Sahip Ata Hüseyin, as a large complex consisting of a madrasa, mosque, tomb, imaret, hankah and fountain. It is also known that the madrasa was used as a hospital.

In Taş Madrasah, which is used as the first museum building in Akşehir, Turkish-Islamic period tombstones, sarcophagi, inscriptions and stone artifacts collected from Akşehir and its surroundings are exhibited. In the museum, there are also showrooms where madrasah life, education and stonemasonry are depicted. A total of 300 works are exhibited in the museum.

Bursa Turkish-Islamic Arts Museum (Yeşil Madrasa)

Yeşil Medrese, one of the first Ottoman madrasas, is also known as Sultaniye Madrasa. The madrasa, which is one of the units of the Green Complex, was built between 1414-1424. It is a continuation of the Anatolian Seljuk open-iwan madrasas in terms of plan.

The first museum in Bursa was established in 1902 in the garden and laboratory of Bursa Erkek High School. The museum, which was officially opened by Osman Hamdi Bey as a branch of the Museum-i Hümâyun in September 1904, was moved to Yeşil Madrasah in 1930. Since 1975, it has been serving as the Turkish-Islamic Arts Museum.

In the inventory of the museum, tile and ceramic artifacts from the Seljuk, Principalities and Ottoman periods, wood, carved and inlaid artifacts, examples of Turkish metal art, tombac and other metal artifacts, Seljuk and Ottoman coins, traditional Turkish clothes are included in the inventory of the museum. taking.

The museum, whose restoration work started at the end of 2017, was made ready to visit by carrying out exhibition-arrangement works.

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