Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum is a cultural institution in which many valuable works from the Roman, Urartu, Hittite, and Byzantine ages within Yüksel Erimtan’s collection are displayed using innovative techniques, and which hosts many interdisciplinary and artistic events curated with a contemporary museology approach.
As of the first quarter of 2015, three old Ankara houses located in the Castle Square, one of Ankara’s oldest settlements, were transformed, while preserving their historical and architectural values, into the museum building to host this special archaeological collection. The museum, which contains a collection ranging from 3000 B.C. up until the Byzantine Period, features a narrative told through contemporary display techniques. With the aim of carrying the livelihood in the museum displays over to areas outside exhibition spaces, the museum boasts an additional exhibition space for temporary exhibitions, a multi-purpose hall to host events on arts, culture, and the sciences, a workshop that hosts educational programs for museum visitors of all ages, a museum shop that features original designs, a cafe where visitors can rest, and a library that will be accessible to researchers upon completion.
Nazan Gezer has been serving as the Museum Director since 2016.
You can reach the museum brochure here.