ENAMELED KIOSK MUSEUM

Mehmed The Conqueror gets Enameled Kiosk building, which is one of the oldest civil architecture models is Istanbul, constructed in 1472. It is used as Müze-i Hümayun(Imperial Museum) between 1875-1891 years. It is opened for public visits under the name of Fatih Museum, in which Turkish and Islamic Arts are exhibited in 1953 due to 500th anniversary of Istanbul conquest. It is transferred to Istanbul – Archaeology Museums in 1981. Entrance front of kiosk, which is constructed in a sloped land, is constructed with single floor and its back front is constructed with two floors.

There is a marmoreal cloister, composed of 14 columns in the entrance. It is entered into the kiosk from shed shaped portal, covered with mosaic tiles. Inner location of kiosk is composed of middle sloon and six lateral rooms.

Various tile and ceramic Works of Seljuk and Ottoman periods are exhibited in the kiosk. Tile oil-lamp and blue-white tile plates, made in İznik, are among the most valuable works of the museum. Furthermore, Kütahya and Çanakkale ceramics constitute the significant part of the tile collection in the museum. There are approximately 2000 works in the saloons and depots of Enameled Kiosk Museum.