- FROM GREECE TO THE WORLD
- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYARTS & CULTURE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONIstanbul
- GRANT LOCATIONTURKEY
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.vkv.org.tr
For the restoration of the Taxiarches Orthodox church located on the island of Cunda in the area of Aivali, Turkey. The Taxiarches Church is considered to be the oldest Orthodox Church built in the area of Aivali, and therefore a monument of exquisite importance for Hellenism, historically, culturally as well as religiously. It is believed to have been constructed between the 17th and the 18th century AD.
The Rahmi M. Koç Foundation for Museology and Culture was established in 1990 in order to develop the Rahmi M. Koç Museum in Istanbul. The Rahmi M. Koç Foundation also restored a building in Ankara to house the Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum and the Agios Yiannis Church, located in Ayvalik, which was transformed into the Sevim Necdet Kent Library. The Rahmi M. Koç Museum in Istanbul attracts approximately 200,000 visitors per year and implements various education programs, while it has also managed to reach out to 400 schools per year through the use of a mobile museum.