Permanent Exhibitions - Old Antalya: Engravings Reflected on Canvas

Due to its geographic, historic and cultural wealth, Antalya has always attracted travellers, starting with the geographer Strabo in the first century to sailors and artists up to the beginning of the twentieth century. In addition to their travel accounts, they made engravings that have become an important visual record for their periods.

Therefore, a project was initiated by the Kaleiçi Museum of the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations to transfer the rare black-and-white engravings of Antalya from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries onto large canvases by a group of artists.

The collection comprises sixteen works compiled from the works of Corneille le Bruyen, Karl Graf von Lanckoroński, Francis Beaufort and W. H. Bartlett as well from some newspapers and journals of the period. Now visitors can embark on a visually rich voyage to an unimaginable Antalya of the past.