An Istanbul exhibition on Ottoman manuscripts is attempting to explore the multifaceted life and culture of the period.

The exhibition, Memories of Humankind: Stories From the Ottoman Manuscripts is curated by K. Mehmet Kentel.

Curator K. Mehmet Kentel

The Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation has displayed its collection at the exhibition — which is open for public until July 25 — at the Istanbul Research Institute.

“This collection itself is based on mostly Sevket Rado’s private collection,” the curator said, referring to the influential intellectual who lived between 1913-1988.

According to Kentel, Rado was “interested in collecting intellectually stimulating works

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