Heritage 2015 fair opens in Istanbul
The Heritage 2015 fair will host various events at Lütfi Kırdar until Feb 7.The Heritage 2015 “Restoration, Archeology and Museum Technologies” fair and conferences opened yesterday at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Hall. Being organized for the first time in Turkey, the fair’s theme is “New Perspectives, New Technologies, New Applications.”
Among the fair’s main headlines are education and management of cultural heritage in Turkey, new methods in documentation, new tools in exhibition and display, new techniques, conservation and restoration methods in archaeology and museum technologies.
Organized with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations, UNESCO Turkey National Committee, Marmara Municipalities Union, ICOMOS Turkey, Europa Nostra Turkey and universities, the event aims to bring together institutions, universities, governmental bodies, associations with the companies and suppliers from the sector that are working to conserve, preserve and transfer Turkey’s historic and artistic assets to the future.
Organic and inorganic products expert Vittorio Bresciani, Turkish architect Emre Arolat, founder of Baksı Museum Professor Hüsamettin Koçan, founder of Tamschick Media+Space Marc Tamschick, director of Atelier Brückner Professor Uwe Brückner, archaeologist Marlen Mouliou and conservator of Danish Moesgaard Museum Helle Strehle are some of the event’s guests. In addition to conferences, the event will feature film screenings, music concerts and visits to Istanbul’s hidden places during the event that will continue until Feb. 7.