THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE TURKISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO THE FIRST STAGE OF THE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM FOR THE PROTECTION OF MONUMENTS IN EDIRNE (1933-1941): PRESERVATION POLICIES AND IDEOLOGY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE


Gasco G.

BELLETEN, vol.76, no.276, pp.673-715, 2012 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 276
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : BELLETEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.673-715

Abstract

The beginning of restoration works on a scientific base in Turkey dates back on 1933 when a specific committee for the protection of monuments (Anitlari Koruma Komisyonu) was officially appointed by the Ministry of Education. The preliminary working phase, carried on under the direction of this committee, was soon distinguished by the clear attempt to visualize the results in order to cast the monuments as national icons.