Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum ( _tr. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi) is a museum located in Sultanahmet Square in Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of İbrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent.

The collection includes notable examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and rugs as well as ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey, particularly nomad groups. These displays recreate rooms or dwellings from different time periods and regions.

ee also

* Sultanahmet
* Topkapı Palace
* Istanbul Archaeology Museum


* ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community - [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7708 "Ibrahim Pasha Palace"]

External links

* [http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN/BelgeGoster.aspx?17A16AE30572D313679A66406202CCB0C50878E3407BD0BB Turkish Ministry of Culture - Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum]
* [http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/turkveislameserleri Many pictures from this museum by private photographer]

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