Antalya to be promoted with ancient hairstyles
Hair trends of the ancient times will be showcased in a museum in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, where many civilizations have lived for centuries since antiquity.
The “Exhibition on the Hairstyles of Women in Ancient Age” project, created by the Antalya Women Museum in collaboration with the Antalya Promotion Foundation (ATAV), has been discussed during the board meeting of the Western Black Sea Development Agency (BAKKA).
ATAV Chair Yeliz Gül Ege said the Antalya Women Museum, a member of the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM), will promote the history, archeology and aesthetics of Antalya with the project, which will be held for the first time in the world.
BAKKA has approved the project for exhibitions to be held at domestic and international events, where 20 women head sculpture replicas from the Ancient Age will be displayed with real hairs in an attempt to improve the brand value and recognition of Antalya as an international tourism destination with a considerable support given by Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu.
MD Hair Salon in Antalya will sew real hair into the heads of the 20 ancient women figures with their then-hairstyles at the Antalya Archeology Museum and Side Museum for the project.
Professor Havva İşkan Işık, a member of the Antalya Women Museum’s advisory board and academic member of the department of archeology at Akdeniz University, will be the curator of the project.
“Our goal in realizing this project is to tell how Antalya has hosted important civilizations from the ancient times to the present day, and the importance of women in these civilizations. The project could create a new fashion trend for today. We will represent the positive perception of women with women head sculptures from the ancient era in our city to the whole world with an outstanding project that will show the existing hairstyles bear a lot of information about the ancient period,” Ege said.