Elementary School

Elementary School

The Elementary School in the southwest yard of Hagia Sophia has been built by Sultan Mahmud I in 1740. The building had been utilized as a school until the museum period. It had been utilized as the housing of the museum afterwards.

The Elementary School organized previously as the housing of Administration has been transformed into "Hagia Sophia Research and Documentation Unit and Photograph and Exhibition Hall of Elementary Schools" in December 2010 after maintenance and arrangement work by the resolution of Hagia Sophia Museum Administration. Actual meetings and conferences are realized in the center, the academic archive of Hagia Sophia Museum is going to be kept.

Announcements of activities like 'Hagia Sophia Conferences' realized in Information and Documentation Center constituted for providing resources for researches related to Hagia Sophia and surroundings and rendering public service with this aspect can be followed in the "Activities" section of Hagia Sophia Museum web site.
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