• For youth, the future of Turkey
  • For a healthy society
  • For equal education opportunities
  • Fostering social transformation

CALENDAR

Intersecting Past and Present

ANAMED
until October 17, 2022

Locus Solus

Arter
until December 31, 2022

This Play

Arter
until April 9, 2023

Bill Fontana: Resounding Io

Arter
until December 4, 2022

Josephine Powell Exhibition

Vehbi Koç Evi
June 30,2020-indefinite
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.

vekam.ku.edu.tr