Museum of Turkish Calligraphy Art

Nearly four hundred years after the invention of , it was taken to Ottoman Empire in the 18th century by İbrahim Müteferrika. Before that, all the materials of the empire were written by calligraphers. Many of these manuscripts works, from the year 1299 to the 18th century, were maintained, and they are now on display at the Museum of Calligraphy Art which is located in the Beyazıt Square. The museum was first opened as the “ Museum” at the of Yavuz Selim in 1968, and later in 1894 the museum was moved to the of Beyazıt Mosque and renamed “Museum of Calligraphy Art”. It is the only museum of calligraphic art in Turkey and its collection consists of 3121 pieces including hand-written Korans, sultan’s signatures, miniatures as as important examples of stone and work.

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Ordu Cad. No:21 34134 Fatih, İstanbul
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