Dolls Exhibition
28th September

We are shedding light on the journey of dolls, the most important milestone of the toy industry, from Antiquity to the present, with the "Dolls Exhibition".

We offer a very special selection to our visitors, from wooden dolls of the 18th century to rag dolls of Anatolia, from Asian and African faith dolls to fashion dolls, and even to festival dolls in silk dresses from the Far East.

According to toy historians, any figure in human form, from the crudely shaped primitive human figures in clay to the flawless porcelain figures produced in the Meissen Factories of the 20th century, is considered a 'doll'.

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ATATÜRK Anamorphosis Artwork
29th October

Anamorphosis means to “reform”. Anamorphosis is a perspective technique used to create paintings and sculptures that appear normal when viewed from a certain angle but distorted when viewed from another and an understanding of art based on the reflections resulting from this distorted perspective.

All the rare pieces used in the artwork are collected from antique and vintage dealers in Istanbul over a long period of time. The light, shadows, and reflections of the collected pieces play a major role in its final presence. As every single item in the piece touched a part of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's life, there is a meaning regards to Atatürk's life. The work symbolizes the life and values of Mustafa Kemal

Atatürk. The work was created by by Czech sculptor Patrik Prosko, by combining of a total of 539

items from 93 different themes and took about three months to complete.


Rahmi M. Koç Museum – Atatürk Collection

Atatürk had a special interest in museums. It is known that in the early years of the Republic, he wanted new museums to be established and he personally monitored the developments. As a result of his efforts to create a contemporary society, he has laid the stones for todays’ museology.

"If the past is unknown, the future is unknown. The past is the best example of building a modern state.” Atatürk We know that preserving and keeping our past alive and transferring our values to future generations is the most important task of museums. As Rahmi M. Koç Museum, we are well aware of this responsibility. The objects in our Atatürk collection, one of the most valuable part of our museum, serve to understand him better. His personal belongings and clothing are exhibited in this section. In addition, Yapı Kredi Bank's vast photo collection of Atatürk's country tours, meetings with foreign statesmen, his life in Dolmabahçe Palace and Florya Marine Mansion, and various Republic Day celebrations have an important place in this section. The "Atatürk Anamorphosis" artwork, which is temporarily exhibited in our museum in connection with our Atatürk collection, is of great importance in terms of taking Atatürk as a guide and keeping his values alive.

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