A new site allocated for İzmir’s museum
IZMIR - Doğan News Agency
The site to built İzmir’s ‘mega museum’ has been decided. The museum will be established on an area of 25,000 square meters at an ancient theater. DHA photoİzmir’s “Mega Museum,” which is expected to be built by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, will be established on an area of 25,000 square meters between an ancient theater in Kadifekale and the local agora.
But while the land has been allocated for the project, which will receive 1 million Turkish Liras from the ministry, museum officials have yet to choose a precise location for the museum. According to a recent decision, the ancient theater will be converted into a museum.
A decision was made to construct the Mega Museum after artifacts were unearthed. With the historical sites, the museum will contain five open-air museums.
Gathering the artifacts
The İzmir Archeology Museum, the Arts and History Museum, as well as other museums in various districts around the Aegean province, will all display the artifacts. The museum will have a religious center that will spread out over 1,600 square meters, while there will be open and closed areas in the museum and exclusive display areas for the artifacts.