Located in western Turkey’s Bursa province, İznik Museum has been closed for eight years due to restoration work however is now set to reopen with a brand new identify, the Turkish Islamic Works Museum, and signal after the Corona Virus outbreak ends.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Tourism Commission head Halil Çakır and İznik Mayor Kağan Mehmet Usta examined the restoration work on the bottom, saying: “As a outcome of session with the Minister of Culture and Tourism and the General Director of Cultural Assets and Museums, the restoration work began in our museum. Our Museum of Islamic Arts can be inaugurated throughout the month of Ramadan. Construction of our new archaeological museum will start quickly.”
Deputy Zafer Işık additionally mentioned no date has been set for the inauguration but, noting that restoration work on the museum can be accomplished within the coming months. Indicating that it has been forbidden to enter museums and different locations of this type as half of the measures taken due to the Corona Virus outbreak that has overwhelmed the world, Işık said: “We can’t set a schedule for the inauguration proper now. After the top of the virus risk in our nation, the museum will open to guests.”
Details of İznik Museum
The imaret (the general public soup kitchens constructed all through the Ottoman Empire from the 14th to the 19th centuries), which was constructed by Sultan Murad I throughout the Ottoman interval within the identify of his mom Nilüfer Hatun in 1388, serves as İznik Museum immediately. The construction, which was used as a warehouse for numerous wants throughout the Republican interval, opened for guests as a museum in 1960. The imaret is one of essentially the most stunning examples of 14th-century Ottoman structure. In the backyard of İznik Museum, archaeological stays and artifacts unearthed from İznik and its environment, together with sarcophaguses, stelas, reliefs, meals jars and Islamic tombstones courting again to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman interval, are on show.
The museum additionally options unearthed findings from the Ilıpınar Mound close to the Orhangazi district the place the foundations of Bursa had been laid, in addition to artifacts, jewellery and cash from the prehistorical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.
At the aspect sections of the museum, ceramic supplies from the 11th to 14th centuries and the examples of İznik’s tiles from the 15th century to 17th centuries are showcased. Various artifacts unearthed throughout common archaeological excavations in and round İznik are displayed right here.