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The new issue – Cornucopia 50, Istanbul Unwrapped, is now on its way
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Delightful news that the Ancient & Modern award for original research has gone to Dr Peter Andrews, doyen of Asian tent studies, with Harriet Rix taking the Godfrey Goodwin prize. Applications are now open for the next award. Meanwhile, a new survey is extending an invitation to museum professionals who look after public collections of Islamic art and material culture in the UK or Ireland.
In Istanbul, Victoria Khroundina covers the fascinating James Robertson exhibition at the RCAC and reflects on an exhibition of black-and-white photographs of Sinan’s masterpieces. Meanwhile, Harriet Rix marvels at ancient beauties at the Sadberk Hanım Museum. Our gallery walks continue bringing you the best of contemporary art in the city.
Turkey’s film industry is having a moment. Ramin Matin’s The Impeccables impresses audiences and critics, the Berlinale screens four Turkish offerings and the !f Istanbul Film Festival has a good selection of independent cinema from Turkey and beyond.
Finally, David Wheeler, editor of gardening quarterly Hortus, needs our readers’ help to source private gardens in Istanbul for a book he is writing about the city’s post-Ottoman and present-day gardens.
When David Wheeler set out to satisfy his craving to explore Turkish gardens, he was guided by a diverse cast of committed Istanbul citizens. What he discovered were myriad horticultural havens, from Byzantine market gardens to Ottoman cemeteries, from wooded Bosphorus yalıs to riotous urban parks — many of them under imminent threat
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