“Beyoğlu Memory” Project has been started in 2008 with the initiative of Beyoğlu Municipality. The aim of this project is to establish a research center concerning the historical and cultural values of Beyoğlu, which has always been a source of immense attraction for the researchers. Beyoğlu Memory Research Center gathers a large number of documents and information on Beyoğlu which can be reached not only at the Beyoğlu Library but with an access to the digital archives by web, which reduces the time spent on research. Besides of providing easy access to a wide range of sources, “Beyoğlu Memory Center” intends as well to refresh and multiply the projects and publkications about the memory of Beyoglu.
Additionally, with an internatioanl cross-border co-operation, information and documents about the cultures inherited from the early times in Beyoğlu are collected, and by that way, methods researches for a common memory are planned, common practices and events are organised in order to enrich the collection and contribute to the promotion of the country. Beside that, the creation of a database for the cultural, historical heritage and information for the future generations, is one of the main goals of the Memory Center. Within this context, cultural heritage award competitions are organised in order to increase the sensitivity and raise the awareness of the people about this issue. The protection of Beyoğlu memory with an enriched content of collection will contribute to define a correct strategy.
Beyoglu Municipality web site for Beyoğlu Memory, please click here