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The museum of Sakip Sabanci was established in 2002 and welcomed the public first at the Atli Kosk in Emirgan, one of Istanbul’s oldest residential areas on the Bosphorus. With a vast collection of paintings and calligraphic works, it is one of the biggest museums of Istanbul. All along the year, the museum hosts a variety of displays and galleries, which houses the works of many talented and original artists, important sculptors and painters.

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About Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum is a museum that was established in 2002 and opened to visitors at the Atlı Köşk, located in Emirgan, one of the oldest settlements on the Bosphorus in Istanbul. With its rich calligraphy and painting collection, it is among the largest museums in Istanbul. This museum, which houses the works of original artists and essential painters and sculptors, hosts various exhibitions and promotions throughout the year.

Sakıp Sabancı Museum, which has a large visitor mass with events held at various times of the year, belongs to the management of Sabancı University and is open to visitors at any time of the year. This museum, which attracts local and foreign tourists, brings art enthusiasts and painting lovers together with various activities.

Among Istanbul's most visited tourist attractions, Sakıp Sabancı Museum hosts thousands of visitors a year despite its recent establishment. The museum has heavy visitor traffic in summer and at all times of the year. The museum is among the critical places for people interested in art and tourists who want to see the reflection of the past today. Sakıp Sabancı Museum, which also frequently accepts school trips, tours, and individual visitors, has the feature of being an original art exhibit in the heart of the city.

Architecture and History Of Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum was designed by an Italian architect, Edouard De Nari, in 1927; the original owners of this mansion are the Khedive family of Egypt. Taking the name "Sabancı," this mansion was bought by Hacı Ömer Sabancı in 1950 and started to be known as the "Equestrian Mansion" because of the horse statue it has in its courtyard. The horse sculpture made by the French sculptor Louis Doumas was placed in the mansion in 1864 and, over time, became an integral part of the mansion.

Deciding to live in the mansion in 1966, Sakıp Sabancı finally decided to open his collection of art, goods, and calligraphy, which he had accumulated as a hobby for years, to the public. Later, he handed over the mansion to the Sabancı University administration and turned it into a full-time museum. This museum, which opened in 2002, has started to host many different art and cultural events thanks to the modern art gallery area added in 2005 and has expanded its reputation internationally.

Would you like to explore this living museum with the Istanbul Tourist Pass and observe the cultural perspectives of Turkish and foreign societies? If your answer is yes, book your place in this magical world right now! Suppose you want to continue to explore the cultural elements and learn the history of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire after you have finished visiting the Sakıp Sabancı Museum. In that case, you can visit Topkapı Palace Museum and continue to browse through the cultural heritage of the Ottoman and former states.

Exhibits Inside the Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum is divided into different sections with the works of art and collections it contains. One of these sections, the Book Arts and Calligraphy collection, includes a variety of calligraphy and manuscripts elaborated by various artists from the 14th to the 20th centuries. This museum, which has artifacts from the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, contains the rare manuscripts of the Koran and the sultan's edicts. These works, which have various sizes, are presented to the visitors on the wall, on the table, or in specially designed glass lanterns. All these pieces at the museum, each carefully written, carry the cultural and artistic understanding of the past to the present.

Another collection in the Sakıp Sabancı Museum is the painting collection. The creation of the collection started in the 1970s. Since that time, it has revealed the changing understanding of art, painting techniques, and perspective from the past to the present. The paintings, created in the past Turkish periods and drawn by foreign national painters who lived in the Ottoman Empire, were heavily portrayed. The collection, which has the value of cultural accumulation, hosts the works of many foreign artists and local artists. The painting collection perfectly reflects the understanding of drawing and painting from the past to the present and includes essential clues of the modernization process of society over the years. 

Besides being a great lover of art, a man of taste, Hacı Sabancı filled every corner of the mansion with meaningful and detailed furniture. As part of the museum, this furniture has antique value and contains clues to past European architectural history. For this reason, it is possible to have information about the society in which they were produced by looking at the works

Frequently Asked Question

When is the Sakip Sabanci Museum open?
The Sabanci Museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
How much is the ticket price for the Sabanci Museum?
The Sabanci Museum ticket price is 60 Turkish Liras per person.
Is Sabancı Museum free?
No, Sabanci Museum is not free. But on Tuesdays, the gorgeous museum is free to visit.
How can I get to the Sakip Sabanci Museum?
You could take a bus to Emirgan from Taksim (40, 40T or 42T)

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12 January 2022
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