Tuesday, 29-11-2005, İstanbul
The press conference on at the Museum of Islamic and Turkish Art in Istanbul inaugurated the series of launching events in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. A 4 x 4 m banner reproducing the Discover Islamic Art homepage was installed on the main façade of the museum, where it will remain until the end of January 2006 to announce the going life of the Virtual Museum. The event that was jointly organised by the Museum and by EGE University as the Turkish partner of the Consortium and Ministry of Culture was represented by Mr. Orhan Düzgün, General Director of Cultural Heritage and Museums who at the end of the presentation invited everybody to visit the Virtual Museum. The presentation was also attended by the main Turkish TV stations and print media. Due to a broken hand, the Minister of Culture who previously had accepted to chair the ceremony had to cancel his participation at the last moment.
Venue: Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Organiser: Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Co-organiser(s): Ege University (İzmir), MWNF