Archive established for Turkish public culture
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
‘Karagöz,’ a critical aspect of Turkey’s collective past, will be in the archive.The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry is forming an archive of public culture with 172,435 documents including notes, gramophone records, photos, videos, ethnographic tool and Karagöz depictions.
Scientific works that started in 1910 in the field of public culture are being recorded in the Public Culture Information and Document Center, which was formed in 1966 under the name Public Culture Archive.
This center is the first and only official archive regarding Turkey’s public archive. It scientifically determines the cultural products of the society that have been produced for centuries.
The center has an electronic information retrieval system that provides all kinds of information sources regarding Turkish public culture. Also, intangible cultural heritage elements such as minstrels, poets, traditional handicrafts and theater artists are also archived. The works are set to finish by the end of this year.