The former Agos office where Hrant Dink’s office is located will be turned into a site of memory and conscience.  With a special focus on Hrant Dink, the site will be a place where Armenians’ culture and history, minority rights in Turkey, the story of Agos Newspaper will be presented from various angles. Contributing to social dialogue, mutual understanding and promoting dealing with the past are among the aspirations of the site of memory. The site of memory will also function as a site of dialogue and a site of learning with the implementation of innovative and creative education and audience programs.    

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In March of 2015, the Hrant Dink Foundation and the office of the Agos newspaper moved to the Anarad Hığutyun Building from their old office venue in the Sebat Apartment which had housed both the newspaper and the foundation.

Within the scope of the preparation process of site of memory, a special importance was given to run an inclusive process and to share the knowledge and experience that we gained during this process by making presentations.

A unique form of art named as ‘Blanket Art’ was born in Prison Number Four. Prisoners used the blankets to create a range of designs and objects. They created even living rooms to please the leaders of the gangs by using blankets.

The study visits constitute an important leg of Hrant Dink Site of Memory preliminary process. The study visit to South America, consisting of Argentina and Chile was organized during 5-14 December 2016.

'Curating Memory: Dealing With the Past Through Museums in Europe and South Africa' took place on October 28, 2016 in the Havak Hall at the Hrant Dink Foundation. The panel had four international guests.

The message in the bottle was discovered in 2003, in former Sachsenhausen Nazi Camp that operated between the years 1936-1945 and which is located in Oranienburg region, 35 km north of Berlin. 

Examining the memorialization projects and visiting the museums, sites of memory, and memorials in different countries lead to a remarkable contribution towards the design of the site of memory in a fitting way.

With the aim of raising awareness and carrying over the experiences of international experts, we strive to organize panels which shed light on the sites of memory and museums which contribute dealing with the past in different countries.

The international conferences, workshops and trainings make a significant contribution in order to benefit from other country experiences, exchange ideas with international experts and professionals in the field.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is an international network which was established in 1999 in New York. The coalition brings together the museums, the sites of conscience and sites of memory. 

While designing a site of memory facilitating an inclusive process and receiving the recommendations and expectations of individuals from different professions, disciplines, and groups lead to valuable contributions.