Turkısh Museology Outlook: Past, Present & Prospects

Because of the rich cultural and historical heritage history that Turkey possess, museology and museum tourism in Turkey is an area that needs improvement. Turkey is like the meeting point of numerous civilizations like Hittite, Phrygia, Lydia, Urartu, Ion, Seljuk, Greek, Roman, Islam, Ottoman. As the basic role of museums is to collect, preserve and demonstrate the world heritage, Turkey by its location needs to overemphasize museology and the improvement of museum services. It is hard to say that Turkey has fully benefited from its potential in terms of museum tourism. When the museum visitor data in Turkey is examined, it is observed that the museums do not receive the necessary attention regarding the cultural & historical richness, and the museums visited by tourists only constitute a small number compared to other museums around the World.

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