Date: October 2018 – January 2019 Location: Gül Baba Cultural Centre and Exhibition Centre, temporary exhibition hall Event description: The “Hagia Sophia Exhibition” project was created on the occasion of the “European Year
Date: October 2018 – January 2019
Location: Gül Baba Cultural Centre and Exhibition Centre, temporary exhibition hall
The “Hagia Sophia Exhibition” project was created on the occasion of the “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018” with the aim of to attract as many visitors as possible to the rich and diverse cultural traditions of the iconic Turkish building, to show and understand its unique character and to draw attention to the place that this cultural heritage occupies in our daily lives. Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century.
‘Hagia Sophia’ stands as the greatest surviving monument of the Byzantine architecture. Its interior is decorated with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings of great artistic value. The temple itself was so richly and artistically decorated that Justinian proclaimed, “Solomon, I have outdone thee!”.
Justinian himself had overseen the completion of the greatest cathedral ever built up to that time, and it was to remain the largest cathedral for 1,000 years up until the completion of the cathedral in Seville in Spain.
The exhibition presented the history and cultural values of the church through photographs. The 35-picture exhibition showed architectural values, focusing mainly on interior design. The visitors were able to get to know the incomparable mosaics of Saints, contemporary graphics and unique architectural solutions.
On the day of the official opening ceremony (Oct.9.) we opened the exhibition, integrated into its opening program. The exhibition was open during 4 months in the period exhibition space.
October 1 (Monday) 12:00 - January 31 (Thursday) 18:00