Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turkish: Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi) is a museum located in Sultanahmet Square in Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent, and husband of the Sultan's sister, Hatice Sultan.
During the beginning stages of the Armenian Genocide, the building was used a prison that confined Armenian intellectuals just before their deportation or eventual death.
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.
- ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community - Ibrahim Pasha Palace
- Guneysu, Ayse (25 April 2013). "Names of Lost Armenian Villages Read in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square".
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- Many pictures from this museum by private photographer
- A 373 page book of the museum as a cooperation of Ministry of Culture and Blue Dome Press
- Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertuğ published the volume Anatolian Carpets: Masterpieces from the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul in 1999
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