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Virtual museums in Turkey

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Abstract:

Turkey's Internet network is rapidly expanding and the number of Internet operators, currently estimated at 150,000, is constantly rising. This has had considerable impact on the museum sector, as described by two pioneering figures. Professor Tomur Atagok is chairperson and founder of the first Department of Museum Studies in Turkey. A vice-director of the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture between 1980 and 1984 and the author of numerous articles on aspects of Turkish art and museums, she was also a Fulbright scholar working in a number of museums in the United States. Associate Professor Oguzhan Ozcan is vice-dean of the Faculty of Art and Design and chairman of the Department of Multimedia Design at Yildiz Technical University. He worked on various web museum projects for the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, the Topkapi Palace Museum, the Dolmabahce Palace, the Rahmi Koc Museum and the Interactive Museum of Turkey. He holds Turkey's first teaching professorship in multimedia design and has published a number of papers in this field.

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0033.00299

Affiliations: 1: Department of Museum Studies, 2: Yildiz Technical University

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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