Musealisation in the Urban Context: Multiple Narratives of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in İstanbul's Historic Peninsula



Musealisation as a strategy for the reconstruction of an idealised Ottoman past: Istanbul's Sultanahmet district as a 'museum-quarter'
Aykaç Leıdholm, Pınar (2019-02-01)
With culture-led urban regeneration becoming a leading policy for the transformation of historic cities, museums and heritage sites have become a key aspect of this transformation. Given the increasing demands of cultural tourism, the museum concept is expanded to incorporate the rest of the city and historic cities are presented as staged artefacts directed towards tourists, in a process known as musealisation. After the launch of the Istanbul Museum-City Project in 2004, musealisation was adopted as a com...
Musealization as an Urban Process: The Transformation of the Sultanahmet District in Istanbul's Historic Peninsula
Aykaç Leıdholm, Pınar (SAGE Publications, 2019-11-01)
As culture-led urban regeneration has become a widely adopted strategy for dilapidated historic cities, the museum as a concept has become a key aspect of this regeneration. With the tangible and intangible aspects of culture being presented in museums, many historic buildings are repurposed as museums, urban, or archaeological sites designated as open-air museums, and the boundaries between museums and historic cities have been dissolved. This article discusses how the museum concept expands from the bound...
Myth, landscape and boundaries : the impact of the notion of sacredness of nature on Greek urbanism and architecture
Pınar, Ekin; Güven, Suna Naziyet; Department of History of Architecture (2006)
This thesis focuses on the impact of the notion of holiness of nature in ancient Greek thought and its reflection on urbanism and architecture with respect to the transformations that took place during the archaic period. The archaic period represented most fundamentally a shift from an era where everything was on the move to an era of territorialism which culminated in the establishment of the polis and the Greek temple. This shift was prominent in the sense that it pointed not only to a basic modification...
Mythmaking in progress: plays by women on female writers and literary characters
Uçar Özbirinci, Pürnur; Çileli, Fatma Meral; Department of English Literature (2007)
This thesis analyzes the process of women’s mythmaking in the plays written by female playwrights. Through writing the lives of female writers and rewriting the literary characters, which have been created by male writers, the women playwrights assume the role of a mythmaker. A mythmaker possesses the power to use the ‘word,’ thereby possesses the power to control ‘reality.’ However, for centuries, women have been debarred from generating their own myths, naming their own experiences, and controlling their ...
Place Identity and Creative District Regeneration: The Case of 798 in Beijing and M50 in Shanghai Art Zones
Sepe, Marichela (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2018-1-19)
The history of a place constitutes - together with the development of suitable policies - an important element in determining the future of that part of the city and its renewal. At the same time, recognizing the value of place identity as a fundamental component of heritage and in implementing urban change serves as a reference point both in terms of society’s wishes and in safeguarding and constructing the sustainable urban image. Built heritage narratives facilitate the creation and enhancement of nation...
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P. Aykaç Leıdholm, “Musealisation in the Urban Context: Multiple Narratives of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in İstanbul’s Historic Peninsula,” presented at the The Bartlett PhD Conference, İngiltere, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: