Rezan Has Museum

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Rezan Has Museum
Rezan Has Müzesi
Rezan Has Museum is located in Istanbul
Rezan Has Museum
Location of Rezan Has Museum
EstablishedMay 2007
LocationCibali, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°01′26″N 28°57′35″E / 41.02401°N 28.95969°E / 41.02401; 28.95969
TypeArcheology, culture, art

The Rezan Has Museum is a private museum in Istanbul, Turkey dedicated to culture and arts. Ahu Has daughter in law of the philanthropist Turkish businessman Kadir Has, founded the museum in May 2007. The museum is named after Rezan Has, wife of Kadir Has.

The museum, situated in a historical building, is located in Cibali neighborhood of Fatih district on the southern shore of the Golden Horn. It is open to public every day between 9–18 local time.

The museum has a very unusual archaeological collection, and provides space for exhibitions within the Kadir Has University's building, a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage winning redevelopment from the historical "Cibali Tabacco Factory".[1][2]

The museum consists of a cistern dating back to the 11th century, called "Karanlık çeşme" (literally: "The Dark Fountain"), which is one of the few Byzantian structures outside of the Walls of Constantinople along Golden Horn.


The Rezan Has Museum hosts archeological, cultural and arts exhibitions for limited times.[3][4]

"Silent Witnesses From Neolithic Period to the Seljuks"

March 23, 2009 – May 30, 2012
Archeological items found between the Golden Horn and Anatolia.

New Stories

September 15-November 20, 2011
Works of Mehmet Kutlu, a contemporary Turkish ceramic artists.

Like Moths to the Flame-The Ottoman Fire Brigades

February 24-August 31, 2011
Devices and instruments used by the Ottoman fire brigades and historical photographs.

Whispers of the Lost Languages

October 14, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Archeological cuneiform script examples showing early writing systems.

Do You Know Hasankeyf?

May 27-September 30, 2010
Photographs about Hasankeyf.

The Centennial Tale of Turkish Painting II

November 19, 2009 – April 30, 2010

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "About". RHM. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  2. ^ "History". RHM. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  3. ^ "Ongoing Exhibitions". RHM. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  4. ^ "Past Exhibitions". RHM. Retrieved 2011-11-14.