The relationship between museums and cities has been one of the debates in the local agenda of non-governmental initiatives in Canakkale, which plays pioneering role in implementing participatory methods to the city management in Turkey. Canakkale Archeological Museum and Canakkale Naval Museum located in the city center, interpreting Canakkale with different parts of its history, are attraction points at both national and international levels. Their visitors are mostly out of the city. This paper mainly focus on Canakkale City Museum and Archive among the other museums located in the city center. Canakkale City Museum and Archive which is established at the beginning of 2009 under the municipality of Canakkale. The core idea of establishing the city museum and archive has been developed by non-governmental initiatives at the local level for long years. The museum is positioned as a cultural center to conduct dialogue among city dwellers. Besides its services, Canakkale City Museum and Archive invited the museums, the nongovernmental organizations and the social groups in Canakkale to create a venue on thinking about producing for city dwellers through different programs. This paper aims to define the process of creating Canakkale City Museum and Archive with inclusive efforts and to explore the progress with new debates developed about the museums in Canakkale.
|Keywords:||City Museums, Canakkale City Museum and Archive|
Research Assistant, Museum Studies Graduate Program, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
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