Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Turkey, Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM), Rahmi M. Koç Museum in Ankara and Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), are thrilled to announce From Representation to Inspiration: The Ottoman Empire in the 18th Century symposium to celebrate; extension of the display of the Ankara View painting from the Rijksmuseum collection which is temporarily back in Ankara in 2018 and to promote research on Europe’s cultural heritage and art and to provide a perspective to Ottoman Culture through the 18th century.
On this occasion, we are glad to reintroduce the View of Ankara painting by an online symposium to go through the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century on 1-2 December 2021 in various thematic contexts inspired by the painting (social life, women, trade and transportation) with academic lectures enlightening the different aspects of the painting while providing a platform to meet enthusiasts with the painting’s artistic and cultural reflections. We believe that the symposium will give a general insight on the illustrated historical time period and will pave the way for the new discussions, studies and collaborations.
* Registration is required. Simultaneus translation will be available.
*The symposium will be held online through zoom (GMT +3, İstanbul) and will broadcast live on VEKAM Youtube channel.