Opened in 2005 in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Pera Museum offers the opportunity to closely examine the wide collection of paintings, weight-measurement-oriented old tools, rare Kütahya tiles and ceramics in an elegant building dating to the end of the 19th century and restored later.
Among the more than 300 paintings on display, the striking works of European Orientalists and Ottoman painters, extending from the 17th century on a wide range of historical scale, can be examined closely. This comprehensive collection also includes Osman Hamdi Bey's Tortoise Trainer painting dating back to 1906, a work that has never lost its popularity.
On the other hand, samples from various publications, temporary exhibitions, interviews and film screenings are organized at the Pera Museum. The exhibitions organized in the museum, which also serves as a cultural center, are famous for being supported by visual and verbal programs for all ages, including children. The museum is also known for its educational activities.
Finally, Pera Museum is a center of attraction for a wide audience with its movie screenings. In addition to classic-independent films, documentaries and animations stand out, contributing to the city's cultural and artistic life.