Since its establishment, Hrant Dink Foundation has been working on cultural heritage in different regions of Turkey. After implementing  the projects of Habap Fountains, Armenian Architects of Turkey, Kayseri with its Armenian and Greek Cultural Heritage and the Turkey Cultural Heritage online interactive map, the foundation is now working on a new project, Adaptive and Creative Reuse of Sites of Memory. The project will last till the begining of 2018 and will cover adaptive and creative reuse activities in Kayseri's Develi district, Adana and Sivas.

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Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a product of Hrant Dink Foundation’s cultural heritage inventory and research project. It is an online interactive research tool, as well as a traveling companion.

History and cultural heritage teams at the Hrant Dink Foundation are having oral history workshops. The oral history archive will be used in Foundation’s publications and will be archived with resarch standards.

Izmir Surp Istepannos Armenian Church was built in 1853 and burned down in 1922 by the famous Izmir fire that burned down the entire Armenian Haynots neighborhood.

The Cultural Haritage team had a field trip to Adana between 24 September and 4 October of 2016. The objective was to establish contacts and contribute to the Turkey Cultural Heritage map.

Sivas is the third station of our Cultural Heritage project. The fieldwork took place between 28 September and 8 November, 6 districts of Sivas province were visited, Center, Zara, Gürün, Gemerek, Suşehir and Divriği.

In early 20th century Şebinkarahisar had 20,000 population, of which 8,000 were Armenians. In Turkey Cultural Heritage Map, on Şebinkarahisar are registered 16 Armenian places: 7 schools, 7 churches and 2 monasteries.

Hrant Dink Foundation's Cultural Heritage team participated in the Seventh IFEA Archeology Meetings on 23 of November 2016, with a presentation on "Creative and Adaptive Reuse of Sites of Memory in Anatolia".

Hrant Dink Foundation organized a new panel with the participation of Cultural Heritage Without Borders (CHwB) representatives in Eastern Europe and of the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.

Having Kayseri’s Develi district or Evereg-Fenese as destination, first fieldwork trip of the Creative and Adaptive Reuse of Sites of Memory project was organized between 22 and 27, May 2016.

The Hrant Dink Foundation is organizing, as a part of its 'Revealing and Advocating the Multi-Cultural Heritage of Anatolia' project, a new panel called ‘Topographies of Memory: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practices’. 

As a part of the cultural heritage in Anatolia project, Hrant Dink Foundation and Houshamadyan  jointly organized a series of panels and workshops on intangible cultural heritage of non-Muslim communities in Turkey. 

The exhibition Armenian Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization , is now re-opened at the Virtual Museum of Architecture. Those who missed it, may now visit it at