Project Description

A Collection of Essays around the Exhibition of Şeyh Hamdullah (1436–1520) at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul.

Dr. Nazan Ölçer, Director of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Prof. Zeren Tanındı, Prof. Tülay Artan, Dr. Ayşe Aldemir and Prof. Rosita D’Amora created the conditions for a productive synergy between PIMo and the curators of an exhibition about the life and work of the brilliant Ottoman calligrapher Şeyh Hamdullah (1436–1520), organised at the museum to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. The establishment of an international board of experts, including prominent Ottomanists contributing to PIMo, and the commissioning of contributions from prominent essayists, successfully brought this collaborative undertaking to fruition.