The Pera Museum in Istanbul, which opened its doors in early June 2005, is the first step of a comprehensive cultural endeavor that the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation has launched at this distinguished venue in the city for the purpose of providing cultural service on a variety of levels.
The museum is located inside an historical masterpiece building dating to 1893 in Istanbul’s charming Pera district. The building was completely renovated to serve as a museum and cultural center for the project. Transformed into a fully-equipped modern museum, this venerable building is now serving the people of İstanbul once again.
Pera Museum was opened as a private endeavour by the Suna & Inan Kirac Foundation in 2005 with the aim of ‘providing a cultural service on all levels.’ Many prominent artists have featured at Pera, including Marc Chagall, Picasso and Botero.
There is an auditorium and lobby in the basement and on the ground floor are the reception desk and Perakende – Artshop and a cafe.
In addition to its function as a private museum in which to display the collection of the family, the Pera Museum is also intended to provide the people of İstanbul with a broad range of cultural services as a modern cultural center located in a vibrant part of the city and equipped with multipurpose exhibition spaces, an auditorium and lobby, and activity spaces for visitors.
Pera Museum Istanbul
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65
34443 Tepebaşı – Beyoğlu – İstanbul
Tel. + 90 212 334 99 00
Fax. + 90 212 245 95 11