Nilay Ozlu Curates Images of Topkapi Palace

We are happy to welcome this month's instagram guest curator, Nilay Ozlu, who will be curating a series about Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.  To follow the series, please follow our Instagram Account (barakat_org). Nilay is an architectural historian with a focus on the urban culture of Istanbul, late-Ottoman history, museum [...]

Episode 18: The Spirit of Hagia Sophia with Bissera Pentcheva

Hagia Sophia has featured in thousands of books and treatises throughout the centuries, many of which have praised the awe-inspiring spaces of this architectural wonder. Yet recently, the building has made headlines for very different reasons, as politics and heritage become entangled. In this week’s podcast, Professor Bissera Pentcheva helps [...]

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