In 2004, Istanbul opened its first modern art museum, nicknamed the Istanbul Modern in reference to its London counterpart, the Tate Modern. The museum lies on the shores of the Bosphore in an ancient warehouse. A library, a space for temporary exhibitions, a photography hall, and a video hall cover an area of 86,111 sq ft. The exhibited artists are Turkish only, but the collections will eventually become international. Open everyday except Mondays, from 10:00am to 6.00pm, and on Thursdays till 8.00pm.
This museum is located in the Beyoglu district.© Marco Toninelli/ EasyVoyage
The warehouse that houses the museum stretches out over 8,000 m².© Marco Toninelli/ EasyVoyage
The interior of this museum was designed by Monica Bonvicini, an Italian architect.© Marco Toninelli/ EasyVoyage
In addition to having a permanent collection, the museum organises temporary exhibitions.© Marco Toninelli/ EasyVoyage
Temporary exhibitions are held on the 1st floor and the permanent collection is on the 2nd floor.© Marco Toninelli/ EasyVoyage