Creating a City Museum with Inclusive Efforts: A Case of Canakkale City Museum and Archive

By Hanzade Uralman.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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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

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.155-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.863KB).

Hanzade Uralman

Research Assistant, Museum Studies Graduate Program, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Hanzade Uralman works as a research assistant in the Museum Studies Graduate Program and Art Management Program at Yildiz Technical University. She completed her BA in Information and Document Management, Istanbul University and her MA in Museum Studies Graduate Program, Yildiz Technical University. She finished her masters degree thesis on “The Role of Museums in the Information Society: Suggestions for Art Museums in Turkey”. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Public Relations Program at Marmara University. Hanzade Uralman is currently working on her PhD that explores museum public relations activities that supports sense of being urban in Marmara University Publc Relations Program. Her subject interests include museum public relations, urban cultural policies, urban life, and urban culture and museum documentation.

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