Levent joined the ITP in 2011 as an Archaeologist for the Turkish General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums, working on his masters Ottoman Turkish Rugs in Transylvania.
In 2013 he became Director of the Publications Branch at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ankara, Turkey. He received an honorary award from the Romanian ambassador for developing relations between Turkey and Romania.
In 2015 he completed his Master of Arts in Art History and went on to start his PhD on Ottoman and Safavid Carpets in 16th and 17th Centuries Europe: Interaction and Competition, which he is currently working on.
Levent also has a strong IT background and has developed web based applications.
At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Levent was based in the Greece and Rome Department and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.
Levent’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Same purpose, different approaches – social uses of tea in England, Turkey and Brazil.
In 2016 Levent attended the Leicester University Museum Studies Conference with the ITP team and fellows from China, Egypt and Uganda. The group gave a workshop at the conference on Shared Histories and Global Voices.
In November 2015 Levent attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.
ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 1 (2013), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2015), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2015), Collections in focus: Hüseyindede relief vase from Çorum Museum, Turkey, 16th century BC