Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Exhibition celebrates 600 years of relations between Poland and Turkey

Posted on 11 March 2014

By Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Turkey several years ago I had some ideas about Polish-Turkish relations. My knowledge was based on our Polish education, literature and… some of my friends who went on holiday to the warm country of old Orient. New connections because of the growing economic ties and mixed marriages between Poles and… Read more »

Stories of Civil Resistance in Pera Museum

Posted on 19 August 2013

Pera Film opens its 2013 fall season with a striking program – A Farewell to Arms: Stories of Civil Resistance. The program’s title is inspired from one of the greatest American novels to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway published in 1929. Just as the novel explored the beautiful… Read more »

New facts about Ottoman harem in exhibit

Posted on 12 August 2012

  The Topkapı Palace Museum is presenting an exhibition about harem life in Istanbul for the first time. The museum’s director, İlber Ortaylı, says the exhibition’s purpose is to correct misinformation about the imperial harem. ‘The harem was a center of education for concubines,’ he says The exhibition features 287 works from the palace’s collection,… Read more »

Rembrandt @ Sakip Sabanci Museum

Posted on 10 June 2012

The wonderful exhibition “Where Darkness Meets Light… Rembrandt and His Contemporaries – The Golden Age of Dutch Art” has been extended to June 17! This is your last chance to see these fantastic works of art in Istanbul! Go and enjoy! On the occasion of the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic and trade relations… Read more »

Boijmans van Beuningen @ Istanbul Modern

Posted on 19 January 2012

16 February-8 May 2012, exhibiton “La La La, Human Steps”, a selection from the Collection of the renowned Dutch Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (visual arts and cultural heritage) in Istanbul Modern. The exhibition is part of the activities in Turkey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Netherland and Turkey…. Read more »