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Leyla Zoroğlu

Leyla Zoroğlu

Sebahattin Yıldız Museum


Country: Turkey

ITP Year: 2016


Leyla Zoroglu has been Keeper of the Sebahattin Yildiz Museum in Ankara since 2010. The Museum is one of the largest private collections in Ankara, containing objects from the Early Bronze Age Period to the Late Ottoman Era.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Konya Seljuk University in 2000, and her Masters in Classical Archaeology from the Social Sciences Institute of Seljuk University in 2010. Between 2001 and 2004, she interned for the Lagina Excavation and Research Project. In 2004, she joined Çatalhöyük Research and Excavation Projects as an archaeologist, as part of a team from Seljuk University. She also worked as an archaeologist for the Ancyra Roman Theatre Excavations and Restoration Project, conducted by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in 2010.

Leyla’s main areas of research interest are exhibition activities, display practices, museum studies and private collections & museums.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Leyla was based in the Department of Greece & Rome. Her UK Partner placement was spent at Lincoln Museum and University of Nottingham Museum.

In 2016, participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a single ‘spotlight’ object.  Leyla’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Richard Worsley’s great books of antiquity.

Leyla’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.