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Pavlos Nikolakopoulos: Oblique
Operation Room
Feb.23-April 28, 2015
International Nurse Day Symposium
Koç University School of Nursing
May 14-15, 2018
Symposium on the Epigraphies of Anatolia
April 24-27, 2018
Can Aytekin: EMPTY HOUSE
March 16-July 15, 2018
Ali Mahmut Demirel: ISLE
March 16-July 15, 2018
Sadberk Hanım Museum
March 8-Nov.25, 2018
Osmanlı Dönemi’nde Girit: Siyaset ve İsyan
Doğuş University
Mar.31, 2018


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.