18 May – Women’s Passion in a Historical Perspective: Shoes
Sadberk Hanim Museum contains a magnificent collection of Ottoman women’s garments dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, taken from Sadberk Koç’s private collection. As the collection has grown, so has the number of shoes, which represent the diverse range of footwear worn during that period. This thematic exhibition, including 127 examples of different kinds of footwear, consists mainly of late Ottoman shoes and slippers, together with a small number made in Central Asia, Iran, North Africa, India and Europe. It also includes some examples from the early years of the Turkish Republic, established in 1923. The exhibition runs until 31 May (closed on Wednesdays).