Heritage fair to be held in February
ISTANBULHeritage 2015 “Restoration, Archeology and Museum Technologies” fair and conferences will be held between Feb. 5 and 7 in Turkey.
The events will be held at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center, aiming to bring together institutions, universities, governmental bodies, associations with the companies and suppliers from the sector that are working to conserve, preserve and transfer the historic and artistic assets of Turkey to the future.
Organized with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations and the UNESCO Turkey National Committee, the mission of the event is to create an agenda throughout Turkey, create a sectoral trade mark to be repeated annually, and to create a point of attraction leading the industry.
As well as conferences, the event will feature film screenings, music concerts and visits to Istanbul’s hidden places. Fashion designer Hatice Gökçe’s photo exhibition “Leather Age Anatolia” will be on display during the event.
ALL Fair Management Executive Board Member Murat Akan said Turkey had great potential in terms of history, but the sectoral cohesion needed to develop.
“Because it is at the beginning of sectoral development, it doesn’t have the resources to have a fair in these three different issues. This is why are we bringing these three sectors together under the name ‘Cultural Heritage.’ This fair and conference will be the first of its kind in Turkey,” Akan said.