Art & Culture

HAL - Huseyin Avni Lifij Collection

Restoration, preservation and the exhibition processes of more than 500 oil and charcoal artworks created by Hüseyin Avni Lifij, a valuable Turkish painter of the II. Constitutional Period are managed by Aksoy Holding. Artworks are sent to various exhibitions at domestic and foreign museums. 100 carefully selected pieces reflecting a retrospection of the artist are exhibited in the renovated lobby of the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel.

Contemporary Istanbul 2017 - Epique Island Reconstruct Exhibition

Aksoy Holding continued its cultural and artistic support with the sponsorship of Contemporary Istanbul in 2017. The opening of the "Reconstruct" exhibition, which consists of 75 works inspired by the sustainability, architecture and landscaping of Epique Island project, took place in a private night in the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, the accommodation sponsor of Contemporary Istanbul 2017.

Kuzeydoğa Association - Predator Mammals Documentary Series

Our support for culture & arts which we regard as one of the most important values of Turkey; continues with supporting a documentary series created by the first Turkish biologist, ecologist and ornithologist Çağan Şekercioğlu, about his work on the ravishing mammals in Kars is the first documentary featured by the BBC in Turkey. Şekercioğlu has been active in promoting both black bears and Turkey's first 'Wild Life Corridor' project to the world which is the first natural life documentary of the National Geographic Channel in Turkey.

With the aim of increasing awareness and efficiency of locals and private sector in the developing world, which are engaged in the proliferation of community-based nature conservation and in the conservation of biodiversity, we believe that this project will be a great contribution to our country in terms of protection and sustainability of local wildlife.

Çatalhöyük

Shell&Turcas, dünyanın en çok ilgi gören arkeolojik kazı çalışmalarından biri olan Çatalhöyük kazılarına destek vermektedir. UNESCO Dünya Mirası listesinde yer alan Çatalhöyük’te, Stanford Üniversitesi öğretim görevlisi Prof. Dr. Ian Hodder liderliğinde her yıl dünyanın farklı bölgelerinden gelen 150’ye yakın arkeolog görev almaktadır. Shell & Turcas, kazı çalışmalarına verdiği desteğin yanı sıra, 2003 yılından bu yana düzenlenen Çatalhöyük Arkeoloji Yaz Atölyesi ile çocuklarda ülke mirasına sahip çıkma konusunda farkındalık yaratmaktadır. 2017 yılında 623’ü çocuk ve 115’i yetişkin olmak üzere 738 kişi, bugüne kadar ise 8.000’e yakın katılımcı, atölye etkinliklerinden ücretsiz olarak yararlanmıştır.