Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art

The Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art (Turkish: Türk Vakıf Hat Sanatları Müzesi) is a museum located in Beyazıt Square in Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey.

Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art
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LocationTurkey Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates41°00′36″N 28°57′48″E / 41.01°N 28.9632°E / 41.01; 28.9632Coordinates: 41°00′36″N 28°57′48″E / 41.01°N 28.9632°E / 41.01; 28.9632
Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art is located in Turkey
Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art
Location of Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art

Constructed between 1506 and 1508, the building formerly served as the medrese of Bayezid II Complex which was built within the order of Sultan Bayezid II, son of Mehmed the Conqueror. Its collection consists of 3121 pieces mainly reflecting Islamic calligraphic art.[1]

HistoryEdit

The museum was first opened as the "Writing Museum" at the medrese of Yavuz Selim Complex in 1968. In 1984, it was moved to its present location and renamed "Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art".[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nr. of Works Exhibited in Foundation Museums". Archived from the original on 2014-09-27.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2015-06-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)