Maritime History at Rahmi Koç Museum

The Rahmi M. Koç Müzesi, part of the Rahmi M. Koç Museology and Culture Foundation, is a private non-profit institution dedicated to the collecting, housing, researching, preserving and exhibiting of industrial and engineering objects and their documentation from all countries and periods up to the present day.

The Museum shall use its collections and resources to inform, inspire and delight the general public, to attract more visitors to museums as well as cultural activities in Turkey, and to support research into industrial history.

A new exhibition at the Rahmi M Koç Museum in Istanbul sheds light on the civilian maritime history from the last century of the Ottoman Empire to the establishment and development period of the Republic of Turkey. The Rahmi M. Koç Museum holds a very wide collection of maritime objects and models. This part of the Tersane contains a selection of models and many full- size boats and yachts, as well as a fine collection of outboard motors and a rare Amphicar. In addition to the impressive Bosphorus excursion caique, which is one of the highlights of the museum collection, examples of smaller caiques, canoes and other small boats are exhibited in this department.

Curated by Reşit Mehmet Erol, the exhibition can be seen through Sept 29.


Last Updated: 7/14/2019 8:19:41 PM


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