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Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Pera Museum

Pera Museum

Pera Museum

Opened in June 8, 2005, Pera Museum is a special museum founded by Suna & İnan Kıraç Foundation to provide quality and large-scale culture and arts service.

Within the framework of the project prepared by restorator architect Sinan Genim during the period of 2003-2005, Pera Museum operates in its building constructed as a contemporary and fully-equipped museum while maintaining the exterior of the historic Bristol Hotel in Tepebaşı.

Pera Museum shares with the public Suna & İnan Kıraç Foundation's "Orientalist Picture", "Anatolia Weights and Measurements" and "Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics" collections and the values that these collections represent through exhibitions, publications, verbal activities, training events and scientific studies and aims to transfer them to the next generations.

Producing common art projects with the world's leading museums, collections and foundations including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, St. Petersburg Russian State Museum, JP Morgan Chase Collection, New York School of Visual Arts, Maeght Foundation, Pera Museum, with its periodic exhibitions, has brought works of the world's great artists together with the art-lovers in our country, including “Jean Dubuffet”, “Henri Cartier-Bresson”, “Rembrandt”, “Niko Pirosmani”, “Josef Koudelka” “Joan Miró”, “Akira Kurosawa”, “Marc Chagall”, “Pablo Picasso”, “Fernando Botero”, “Frida Kahlo”, “Diego Rivera”, and “Goya”. Organizing also exhibitions every year, since its opening until today, that supports young artists in co-operation with national and international educational and art institutions, Pera Museum promotes all the exhibitions with books, verbal events and children's education programs. Pera Film, standing out with its periodic programs and events, organizes extensive shows for visitors and cineastes, ranging from classics to independent movies, from animations to documentaries, and sometimes in parallel with exhibitions.

Pera Museum, which has become one of Turkey's leading and loved museums in the highest quality, thanks to its activities since its foundation, operates as a contemporary museum-culture center in this vibrant area of the city.

www.peramuzesi.org.tr