Sabancı to remember historian Oleg Grabar
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Oleg Grabar was on the consultancy board of the museum since its opening.The late leading Islamic art historian Professor Oleg Grabar will be commemorated at a seminar at Istanbul’s Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) on Jan. 8, the first anniversary of his death.
The seminar titled “Grabar’s Contributions to Turkish Islamic Art and Architectural Research” will take place between 2 and 7 p.m., according to a statement by SSM.
Grabar, who was on the consultancy board of SSM since its opening, will be commemorated by Esin Atıl, Ülkü Bates, Ayda Arel, Gülru Necipoğlu, Tülay Artan, Scott Redford, Oya Pancaroğlu, Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu and Barry Wood at the event.
A leading figure
French-born art historian and archeologist Grabar spent most of his career in the U.S. as a leading figure in the field of Islamic art and architecture. His archeological and scholarly research covered a wide range of Islamic studies across Africa, the Middle East and Muslim Asia.
Grabar received many honors during his lifetime, including the Charles Lang Freer Medal in 2001 and the Chairman’s Award at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha in 2010.