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CALENDAR
Behind Mount Qaf/Canan
Arter
12 Sept.-24 Dec. 2017
Çatalhöyük
ANAMED
June 21-October 25, 2017
Silver & Salt
Sadberk Hanım Museum
May 25-Oct 10, 2017
CULTURE

VEKAM

Memory of the capital ...

Koç University Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM) was founded in 1994 and launched its activities with the opening of the Orchard House, where the late Vehbi Koç resided for most of his Ankara years, to engage in and support interdisciplinary research and academic study of Ankara’s urban development, of the social and economic history, culture, and cultural heritage of Ankara and its region, and to provide the requisite resources and environment for study and research through its collections of documents and other materials on Ankara. VEKAM, associated with Koç University since 2014, organizes a range of activities and events on Ankara studies, including conferences, symposia, exhibitions, publications and grant schemes.

Ankara Orchard House
Ankara Orchard House, was donated by the Chairman of the Board of Vehbi Koç Foundation Semahat Arsel to Vehbi Koç Foundation. It was opened in year 2007 under the body of VEKAM. The building that is also known as “Gedikoğlu Orchard” sets an original example for scientific, cultural and artistic world, as a Cultural Asset that requires First Level Protection, with its architecture and decoration.

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