Izmir History and Art Museum

Izmir History and Art Museum, which was opened at Kültürpark in 2004, offers its visitors unique works of beauty and value unearthed in excavations in Izmir and its surroundings in three sections .

Department of Stone Works
On the ground floor of the department, sculpture works belonging to Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods and plastic works related to architecture are exhibited. The grave culture and Hellenistic and Roman period, different types of sarcophagi and grave steles bearing the characteristics of the region are exhibited in two interconnected spaces . Following the grave finds, the section dedicated to Agora begins. In addition to the architectural works of Agora, the works of sculpture are also included in this section. Inscriptions that will shed light on the history of İzmir come after this section. The ground floor is divided into two separate halls for gladiators and Olympic games. It is understood from the inscriptions and reliefs that we have reached today, which are organized by both games in İzmir during the ages. The second floor of the department is devoted to the works of ancient cities such as Millet, Metropolis and Aphrodisias around İzmir. He also exhibits works of sculpture of gods, goddesses, emperors and heroes.

Department of Ceramic Art
In this section, rich ceramic collections from the prehistoric period to the Byzantine period are exhibited. They are composed of new excavations in the ancient cities, especially in Izmir. In order to emphasize the history and importance of the land and sea trade of İzmir, there is a cargo ship approaching the port and symbolic shops that provide the sale of the goods.
The upper floor is reserved for Bayraklı settlement. In this section, it will be possible to follow the features and beauties of the ceramic works belonging to the 7000 years history of İzmir city by step by step.

Department of Precious Works
In this hall, the most precious works of Izmir and its surroundings are exhibited in three different sections. Gold, silver and bronze coins are in the right section of the column starting from the 6th century BC until the end of the Ottoman period. In the middle of the hall, an enclosed space is reserved for the treasury, where gold, silver and precious stones from the Early Bronze Age to the Byzantine Period are found.
In the left section of the hall, terracotta, glass and metal works are displayed separately.