Museums and Exhibition Areas

The collection of Geological Museum at Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa originates from the Institute of Geology (Arziyat Darülmesaisi), which had founded within the Abdülkerim Pasha Mansion in 1915.
The founder of the museum Walter Penck and his assistant Hamit Nafiz Pamir exerted diligent efforts to create a library and gather several stones, material collections, and laboratory equipment by means of aids from Europe.
The curation for the museum recommenced with the start of geology education within the Science Faculty in 1946. After the recommence of the museum, fossil-mineral samples and collections were bought and samples from scientific researches were gathered. In addition, solid wood cabinets were ordered for the systematic and thematic display of the samples.
Today, there are more than 8000 recorded samples and objects in the museum collection. The collection mainly contains imprint fossils, plant fossils, microfossils, invertebrate and vertebrate fossils; igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; coal samples; and educational geology posters.
With the approval of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums, the museum was registered as a private museum on 03.07.2012.

    


The museum is open to visitors on weekdays between 8.30am and 4.45pm. Visitors who are not a member of University must make an appointment beforehand.

Address: Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa Avcılar Campus, Engineering Faculty 34320 Avcılar / Istanbul
Telephone: 0 (212) 473 70 70 Extension: 17529
E-mail: jeolojimuzesi@istanbul.edu.tr
Website: muhendislik.istanbul.edu.tr/jeolojimuzesi

The Cerrahpasa Museum of the History of Medicine had founded by the Head of the Deontology and the History of Medicine departments, Ph.D. Nil Sarı, in 1983. It was registered as a private museum on 16.02.2006 with the approval of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums.

The collection of the Museum was gathered either through buying or donations from departments, laboratories and pharmacies of Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine; various hospitals, private surgeries and pharmacies; retired doctors, dentists, pharmacist, nurses and midwives; the families of deceased members of health professions; second-hand bookshops and antique shops.

Manuscripts on Turkish history of medicine, the copies of botanical illustrations from old botany books, the copies of medicine related Ottoman miniature paintings are a significant part of the collection. In addition, the collection contains historical photographs and illustrations of equipment and materials used for medical education, diagnostic and research; and the era and laboratories this equipment used.

Lastly, various materials of medication and surgical treatments; portraits; decrees; badges, cockades and pins awarded to doctors; informative posters; documents about individuals and institutions are within the collection.

  


Address: Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa Cerrahpasa Campus, Kocamustafapasa Cd. No:53 Cerrahpasa 34098 Fatih / İstanbul

Telephone: 0 (212) 414 30 00 Extension: 22649

E-mail: ctfmuze@istanbul.edu.tr

The museum is not available for visiting due to the ongoing restoration process.

Osteoarchaeology Research Center had founded within the body of Istanbul University, in 2016. However, with regard to the regulations in the Official Gazette No. 30696, dated 24th February 2019, the Center commenced operating under the Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa.
Scientific analysis of zooarchaeological materials which gathered from Yenikapı Metro and Marmaray excavations, Amasya - Oluzhöyük, Amasya - Harşena Kalesi and Kızlar Sarayı, Van - Yoncatepe Kalesi, Kuşadası, Kadıkalesi, Aydın - Magnesia, Selçuk - Ayasuluk and Basilica of St. John excavation, İzmir - Smyrna (Agora), İzmir - Bayraklı (Smyrna) excavation, Edirne - Enez excavation, Kars - Ani and Küçükçekmece Bathonea excavation has been done by the Center.

     

The center is open to visitors on weekdays, except Fridays, between 9am and 4pm. Visitors must make an appointment beforehand.

Address: Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa Avcılar Campus, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 34320 Avcılar / İstanbul
Telephone: 0 (212) 473 70 70 Extension: 17001
E-mail: ivfdek@istanbul.edu.tr

The ISTO Herbarium had founded by Ph.D. Hayrettin Kayacık in 1950 and currently operates under the Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Botany department. ISTO abbreviation was granted to Herbarium in 1956 after its recognition as an International Herbarium.

The Herbarium has the most extensive woody herb collection of Turkey. Its collection consists of 40.000 dried specimens that contain rare and endemic specimens and sixty type specimens. Furthermore, there are more than 1500 fossil samples in the collection, which makes it the first Herbarium with a plant fossil collection in Turkey.

The museum is open to researchers for their studies during weekdays between 9am and 4.30pm, on condition of appointment.


 

 



Address: Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Bahcekoy Campus, Faculty of Forestry, Herbarium Building / Istanbul

Person in charge: Asst. Prof. Dilek Oral

Telephone: 0 (212) 338 24 00 Extension: 25325

E-mail: dilek@istanbul.edu.tr

Website: http://orman.istanbulc.edu.tr/en/content/our-faculty/herbarium

The insect and wildlife collections were founded within the body of Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Entomology and Protection and are utilized for educational and training purposes.

The very first specimens for the insect collection date to 1937 and provided by Ph. D. Erwin Schimitschek. The specimens of this collection are from different regions of Turkey and mostly gathered from forests and forest products. The insects are properly pinned with steel needles, classified according to familial level and most of them is labeled.

The wildlife collection includes not only mounted mammals and birds of the Turkey’s fauna but also bone, tooth, horn and skin samples of them. Moreover, there are fish, amphibian and reptile specimens in the collection.

None of the specimens is officially recorded. However, there is an unofficial record for insect collection from 2012 and another one for wildlife collection from 2015. These records are kept according to data on the labels.

Both of the collections are kept in separate rooms and cared annually for their protection from pests. Nevertheless, some specimens sustain damage due to biotic and abiotic reasons and removed from the collection.

These collections are curated to identify the fauna of Turkey and are not open to the public. On the other hand, researchers can see the collections during weekdays between 9am and 4.30pm on condition of appointment.

  


Address: Istanbul University -Cerrahpasa Bahcekoy Campus, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Entomology and Protection / Istanbul

Person in charge for Insect Collection: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdem Hızal; MSc. Sabiha Acer, Biologist

Person in charge for Wildlife Collection: Asst. Prof. Vedat Beşkardeş; MSc. Sabiha Acer, Biologist

Telephone: 0 (212) 338 24 00 Extension: 25265

E-mail: hcebeci@istanbul.edu.tr

Xylarium is a collection of various wood specimens that mainly used for scientific, educational and industrial purposes by wood anatomical studies and wood identification. 
The ISTUFw Xylarium founded in 1955, by Ph. D. Adnan BERKEL, under the name of “Collection of World Trees”. Later on, it was given the name of its founder and granted ISTUFw name in the lndex Xylarium and became the first ever International Xylarium in Turkey. Today it operates within the body of Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Biology and Wood Protection Technology
Currently, the collection includes 1402 reference specimens and 1342 duplicate specimens from 96 different families. The specimens of collection are gathered in two main groups as Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Each group is categorized according to family, species and type names. Every specimen has an identification label with the family name, species name, origin and trade name of the tree. 
The Xylarium collection is not used for exhibiting purposes but it is utilized for scientific objectives.

 


The Xylarium is open to visitors on weekdays between 9am and 4pm, on condition of appointment.
Address: Istanbul University -Cerrahpasa Bahcekoy Campus, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Biology and Wood Protection Technology / Istanbul 
Person in charge for Xylarium: Ph. D. Ayşe Dilek Doğu; Research Asst. Fatma Diğdem Tuncer
Telephone: 0 (212) 338 24 00 Extension: 25352
E-mail: snkartal@istanbul.edu.tr
Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, (ISTUFw), Department of ForestBiology and Wood Protection Technology, 34473 Bahcekoy, Istanbul, Turkey.