Long Live the Republic! The First Steps of Economic Independence in the Atatürk Era” exhibition, currently ongoing at the Turkey Isbank Museum in Istanbul, is also preparing to welcome visitors in Ankara at the same time. The Ankara leg of the “Long Live the Republic!” exhibition, which was opened on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of our Republic, will meet visitors at the Turkey Isbank Economic Independence Museum located in Ulus from April 23 onwards.
While the exhibitions differ from each other in terms of the designs allowed by the historical buildings of the museums, they share similar features in terms of concept, narrative and richness due to the original documents and objects on display. The Ankara exhibition includes a special section dedicated to the capital, and the planned growth and enrichment of its social life is explained with films and photographs.
Throughout the year, it will be possible to see the spirit of the founding years of our Republic, the first steps of building the economic independence of a country that gained political independence after a tough war of independence, and its rebirth from the ashes at the “Long Live the Republic!” exhibitions, which will take place simultaneously in Istanbul and Ankara.
Inspired by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s quote “No matter how great the political and military victories are, they cannot be permanent without an economic victory,” the exhibitions, coordinated by İş Sanat, are curated by Dr. Murat Koraltürk, a faculty member at the Marmara University Department of Economics, who is known for his work on Turkey’s economic and social history, institutions, and entrepreneurship, and designed by Pattu Architecture.
The Long Live the Republic Exhibition can be visited free of charge every day except Mondays until the end of the year at the Turkey İş Bankası Economic Independence Museum, one of the symbolic buildings of Ulus, and at the Turkey İş Bankası Museum in Eminönü. The exhibition, which reached 50,000 visitors in a short time in Istanbul, is also expected to attract great interest in the capital, Ankara. Guided tours and student workshops, designed to enrich visitors’ exhibition experience in both Istanbul and Ankara, are also offered free of charge.