Yapı Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum
Yapı Kredi Bank has always believed in investing in culture and the arts and has taken important steps with its endeavours in these areas to help our country reach a higher level of modernity.
A unique and prominent artist and intellectual in Turkey’s cultural life, Vedat Nedim Tör conducted Yapı Kredi’s culture and arts activities from the bank’s establishment until his retirement in 1977, with the exception of a short break. Vedat Nedim Tör passed away in 1985, having initiated large scale competitions, research and compilations of folklore, and various publications, helping Yapı Kredi position itself as a leader in many different fields.
The Vedat Nedim Tör Museum was established in 1992 for the purpose of scientifically assessing the Bank’s collections and exhibiting them to contribute to the country’s cultural life. Various collections, including coins, embroidered textiles, fabrics, calligraphies, tombac (metal alloys), prayer beads and Karagöz figures, accumulated by the bank since the 1950s, are displayed around central themes in rotation. The collections of coins and ethnographic works and the special Atatürk section of the museum have raised international interest.
Address: İstiklal Cad. No: 285 Kat: 1 34433 Beyoğlu
Tel: (212) 252 47 00