Istanbul comes alive in A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now, a stunning exhibition of historic and contemporary images on display at the Aga Khan Museum.

Running from February 6 to June 26, 2016, Istanbul Then and Now gives audiences an unprecedented look into the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. With nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç’s collection on display, we’ll get an exclusive glimpse into the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s.

Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Captivating panoramas of Istanbul and Toronto by Murat Germen
  • Scottish photographer James Robertson’s scenes of mid-19th-century Istanbul, affirming the West’s fascination with this historic city; and
  • Beautifully preserved albums of 19th-century photographs bearing the Sultan’s calligraphic monogram.

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