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Buket Coşkuner

Koç University


Country: Turkey


Buket specialises in Byzantine art, in particular remnants of Byzantine art in Asia Minor. After completing her PhD on Byzantine art Buket was put in charge of organising an international Byzantine Studies Symposium in Turkey. During this time Buket also worked for Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), which supports scholarly research on Anatolia’s past. The Center constitutes a scholarly platform supporting research on Turkey’s history, art history, archaeology and other related disciplines from prehistory to the end of the Ottoman Empire. ANAMED also develops and promotes cultural heritage management and museum studies. When Buket came on the ITP in 2013 she was the events coordinator for the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University, and more recently became the Manager.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Buket was based in the Greece and Rome Department, and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Buket’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Constantinople: Art and Diplomacy.

Buket’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Buket 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.

In 2016 Buket was part of a team of Turkish ITP fellows who organised the workshop Talking Heavy in Istanbul. The workshop addressed current practices on site conservation, documentation and preservation of heavy heritage in the Mediterranean Basin.

Continued Dialogue
In 2017 Buket prepared an exhibition with the Department of Greece & Rome at the British Museum, with watercolours from the Dept. of Prints & Drawings; the exhibition was held in the ANAMED gallery in 2017.