There will be an organization of a tender by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to determine most important assets in İstanbul. IMM started working on detection of cultural assets. Cultural heritage organization and management office of IMM announced that there will be auctions for the 31 districts of İstanbul.
What to be done
The work consists of different stages, Immovable cultural properties, civil architectural buildings, registered monumental’s current status, processing the current photographs to the inventory, merging existing data and cataloging and making reports of the inventory slips.
First in 8 Districts of Istanbul
The Cultural assets which are not under state protection will be proposed to the specific Regional Council for the Protection of Cultural Heritage for registering processes to be done. The first studies will be run in Fatih, Beyoğlu, Eyüp, Şişli, Kadıköy, Şile and Üsküdar districts before other districts. because in these areas cultural assets inventory researches have been done before.
Teams are ready
According to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Planning Office Directors, it is already known that there are 7 thousand 120 cultural assets registered in total in 31 districts. 8 thousand of inventory file has been prepared for the later studies which will take place after tender. The studies will be carried out by the specialists at least with 5 years of experience. There will be 11 teams consisting of 2 members and 1 restorers or 1 archeologist and at least 9 art historians and 7 city planners.