Near East University Car Museum has been represented at the Association of Car Museums Conference

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Added On: 11 September 2017, Monday, 14:20
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Near East University Car Museum has been represented at the Association of Car Museums Conference

Near East University Car Museum has been represented at the 4th International Conference organised by the University Museums Association where the museums in Turkey and around the world has been discussed.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Koldaş and Research Assistant Sonuç Cevizci represented the Near East University at the conference which was hosted by Anadolu University and participated by the representatives of 56 different university museums.

In her opening remarks Prof. Dr. Fethiye Erbay, the Head of International University Museums Association Platform and Istanbul University Museum welcomed the attending body and shared her views regarding the issue. Then, Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Koldaş made a presentation on “The importance of museology in Northern Cyprus”. He also delivered information about the Near East University and the museology projects planned in Northern Cyprus.

Near East University Car Museum has been represented at the Association of Car Museums Conference

Sonuç Cevizci made a visual presentation concerned with the Near East Car Museum, which provided information on the foundation of the museum, the current vehicles at the museum and the importance that NEU attaches on museology and the projects to be realised in the future.

The Near East University was nominated as the university which owns the best university car museum and made the best presentation at the Conference…

Drawing attention and attraction as the first and the only car museum of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Near East University was nominated as the university which made the best presentation at the conference and as the university which owns the best university car museum. Since there were other candidates, a voting was realised and the results will be announced at the 5th International Conference of University Museums Association to be held next year.

Near East University Car Museum has been represented at the Association of Car Museums Conference

Near East University has been included in the “Changing University Museums” booklet…

As a museum which is the only of its kind in the world since it holds since the Near East University Car Museum holds a special collection of classical and sports cars, it is renowned as the only one of its kind in the world, it has now been included in the booklet titled as “Changing University Museums” by University Museums Association platform.

The above mentioned booklet serves as a directory of university museums and supports their development. In this booklet, Near East University Car Museum was introduced via an article titled as “The story of a passion: Near East University Car Museum” which provided details regarding the establishment of the museum, the collection of classical automobiles (the only of their kind left in the world), and activities and events held by the Near East University Car Museum.