Received the most prestigious museum award

Awarded the most prestigious museum Kenan Yavuz, who received the award from Carol Jackson, member of the Silletto Trust and Dina Sorokina, a member of EMYA, said that the museum project was created with her family to pay its debt to the land where she was born and raised, 07 May 2021 Friday 11:07 Business person Kenan Yavuz The Ethnography Museum founded in Bayburt Beşpınar Village, where he was born and raised, won the EMYA (European Museum of the Year Award) Silletto grand prize, organized by the European Museum Forum (EMF) under the auspices of the Council of Europe.

The European Museum Forum’s award rationale is “Cultural studies carried out with the support and participation of local people, successful and exemplary projects in the revival of social and economic life based on the richness of rural life, bringing the immigration problem to the agenda due to dramatic socio-economic transformations in the last century, “To introduce the life and stories of the people with a corporate identity, to exemplify the historical and cultural heritage of the region to the world and to contribute to the socio-economic life.”

Kenan Yavuz, who received the award for the product of ten-year labor from Carol Jackson, member of the Silletto Trust, and Dina Sorokina, a member of the EMYA Jury, said that his family created a social responsibility project together with his family in order to pay his debt to the land where he was born and raised. Noting that he is proud that the museum, which is the result of a ten-year effort, has been crowned with a great award in the international arena, Yavuz stated that his aim is to carry the cultural heritage of Anatolia and the traces of the great civilization from the past to the future. Kenan Yavuz, who pointed out that it is not possible to embellish the Anatolian civilization in the memory of new generations without space, made the following assessment: A BRAND NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD MUSEUM APPROACH “We have to preserve our beauty that should not change and keep it alive in the minds of new generations in the relationship of time-space. We tried to bring a brand new perspective to the world understanding of museology.

Based on life, we built a village of 15 thousand square meters, consisting of 25 different places, with the stones and woods we collected from the ruined houses in our villages. Due to the intense interest and demand we see, we will train an accommodation facility in the form of an “inn” with its Seljuk architecture for the upcoming tourism season. We named our facility, which will lead the culture and experience tourism, “The Place Where Stones Speak, Loru Han”.

It will introduce Bayburt’s ancient culture, My Grandfather Korkut, Poet Zihni, Ağlar Baba; We will share all the subtleties, texture and scent of our local folklore with museum visitors and guests, and endeavor to ensure that they leave Bayburt as cultural ambassadors. I would like to express my gratitude to our Governor of Bayburt, Mr. Cüneyt Epçim, our mayors, members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and of course my wife and children, the people of Bayburt and the citizens of Beşpınar, who contributed to our achievement of this magnificent success. It has been a great source of pride for us to bring this beauty to our country. “


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