The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is a museum in Ankara that exhibits the archaeological works of Anatolia and is one of the few museums of the world. Located in the Atpazarı district, on the southeast coast of the outer wall of Ankara Castle, it is located in two Ottoman buildings, arranged with new functions. One of these structures is Mahmut Paşa Bedesteni and the other is Kurşunlu Han.
In the beginning, only the museum which exhibited works belonging to the Hittite period was enriched with works belonging to other civilizations and became the museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Today, this museum, which is between its own collections and some of the world’s best museums, displays Anatolian archeology from the Paleolithic to the day-to-day.
From the Paleolithic Age to the end of the Roman Period, in a chronological order, the exhibition will not only see the works but also receive a unique achievement from the everyday life of the mentioned periods and the visuals of the natural environment. With the new arrangement of the showcases in the museum display halls, the museum gives visitors a sense of knowing and raising awareness, benefiting visitors as well as exhibiting, lighting and information more useful. In the main entrance, a documentary telling the story of the museum structures and the foundation of the museum, that is, the story of transforming the bedesten into a museum, can be watched in English and Turkish on the giant screen. Thus, domestic and foreign walks, visual information about the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations are learned in the first place and they continue their journey with this acquisition.
Our museum, which contains the memory of the Anatolian archeology, is presented to the use of our interactive screens, which allow us to see the positions of existing works in different chronological order through various information schemes. It is possible to see the high resolution photographs of the works on the map of Turkey which is located on the touch-LED screen at the entrance of the museum, and the multi-language support of the information about the works together with the findings.
Another interactive application in the museum has information about how the works in the exhibition hall are used in a settlement in antiquity and how the experience of that period can be. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations offers a three-dimensional, virtual navigation on a panoramic screen by utilizing today’s technology and offers a user-guided simulator to watch Kültepe’s daily life during the Assyrian Trade Colonies.A workshop where the production of mines started to be used in Anatolia starting from the third century BC has been played with masters who work with instruments unique to their period, with 3D realistic modeling.However, all the details and the three-dimensional animation of the vase’s use of the essentials of the Hittite Vase can be seen in the multi-language option on the user-navigable high resolution touch-screen LED display. Thus, the wig can move freely in reaching the information in the direction of his wishes.