Cultural Research Foundation [ CRF ] Kültürel Araştırmalar Vakfı


Culture - Heritage

Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature... In the face of present-day economic and technological change, opening up vast prospects for creation and innovation, particular attention must be paid to the diversity of the supply of creative work, to due recognition of the rights of authors and artists and to the specificity of cultural goods and services which, as vectors of identity, values and meaning, must not be treated as mere commodities or consumer goods...
UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2 November 2001)

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Activities (2017)

Meeting - Exhibition - Show

"Pehlivan" Photography Show, Photographer: Doğanay Çevik; Venue: Photographic Art Association (FSK - Ankara), Show Date: 24 June 2016, 18.30


Everyday life ... traditional culture .. fishing ... traditional handicrafts ... archaeological museums ... ethnographic museums ... historic sites - houses .. dance and music culture ... food and beverage ... travel routes, restaurants ... traditional festivals ... folk markets ...

CRF ARCHIVE [ 2003 - 2016 ]

Cultural Research Foundation (CRF), within the scope of its establishment, performs social works in order to constitute heritage awareness at a social level and take steps to protect the traditional values, which are exposed to a swift extinction due to the popular culture. Due to these facts, the Foundation continues to work since 2002.

[ 2003 - 2016 ]


The collection has toys made from organic and industrial material such as wood, metal, fabric, paper, bone etc. These toys include antique objects from the beginning of 1900s, tin toys from 1950s,