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New Digital Exhibition on the Commercial Buildings of Galata

Ayşe Ozil, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has curated an online exhibition on the modern commercial buildings (hans) of the Galata port. The exhibition, which is available on SSM’s google arts & culture website, is based on the private collection of Sadettin Fidan and has been published with the assistance of Osman Serhat Karaman, SSM’s digital archive and research associate. Prepared in both English and Turkish, the exhibition traces the development of the hans between 1850 and 1950 against the background of economic and social transformation in the Ottoman Empire and later Turkey. Prepared in both English and Turkish, the exhibition sheds new light on the urban history of Istanbul.   

The exhibition is available at (in English)

and (in Turkish). 

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