Sadberk Hanım Museum’s collection has grown rapidly from around 3000 objects when the museum was initially founded to over 20,000 objects today. Archaeological items representing the material culture of the numerous civilisations that arose in Anatolia date from between 6000 BC up to the end of the Byzantine period (1453) and are displayed in the Sevgi Gönül Building, while the predominantly Ottoman period Islamic works, which include European, Near Eastern and Far Eastern objects made for the Ottoman market, and Ottoman period textiles, costume and embroidery, are exhibited in the Azaryan Yalısı.
The museum welcomes academic researchers who wish to study the objects in its collections. To obtain permission to carry out research in the museum please fill out the form provided.
Sadberk Hanım Museum Library is a leading private specialist library, with a collection of 11,389 printed and 668 manuscript books. Of particular importance are the 421 rare sâlnâme yearbooks, which is the largest sâlnâme collection in any private library in Turkey and ranks among the top five collections in all libraries in the country.
The museum library is available for study by graduate students and academics. To make an appointment please fill in the relevant form.
Sadberk Hanım Museum’s photograph archive includes high definition photographs of all the objects in its collection. As well as the museum’s own catalogues and publications, these images are available on payment of a reproduction fee for use in other publications. Please fill in the relevant form if you wish to use images from the photograph archive.