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Yeliz Gül Ege

Thanks to her contributions to ACE of M.I.C.E. and the Turkish congress meeting and event industry, the Chairwoman of Antalya Publicity Foundation (ATAV) Yeliz Gül Ege has received ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards 2019 Achievement Award within the scope of ACE of M.I.C.E Awards 2019, which is recognized as the Oscar of M.I.C.E. industry.

1900 people attended the ceremony

7th ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards Event and Meeting Award Ceremony awarding the bests of the congress, meeting and event industry with the motto “Connecting Dots” was held in Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Hall in Istanbul. 1900 people including key actors of the business and social life, MICE industry professionals and senior executives in Turkey attended the 7th ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards, which is the greatest award ceremony organized in Turkey.

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Turkish freediver Sahika Ercumen, who took women award of the year from Antalya Women’s Museum last year, wrote history last month to be the first Turkish woman which made a freedive at Antarctica.

Ercumen made two dives, one off King George Island in early February and another later that month off Horseshoe Island.

Horseshoe Island is the area where Turkey established its first Antarctic research base.

Ercumen said:

“We worked with different tools and after a lot of hard work, we built the base. My trainer and I decided to mark the event by diving off Horseshoe Island for the first time.”

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Antalya Women Museum which is founded under the Antalya Promotion Foundation had a bicycle riding with the theme “Awareness Riding” to drive the attention of the women and the children to the historical artifacts. This event took place during the Akra Grand Fondo in Antalya. With this event Antalya Women Museum drives the attention of the families with their children to the ancient and historical sites to be well kept for the future generations. This “Awareness Ridings” will continue with the Antalya Grand Fondo at the coming years with new themes.

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The Antalya Women Museum in Turkey will promote the history, archeology, aesthetics of Antalya with “The Exhibition on the Hairstyles of Women in Ancient Age” project”. Twenty replicas of women’s sculptures from the Ancient Age will be displayed with real hair. MD Hair Salon in Antalya will three-dimensionally implement real hair on the heads of the 20 replicas of ancient women’s statues with their then-hair styles in the Antalya Archeology Museum and Side Museum for the project. Prof. Dr. Havva İşkan Işık, a member of the Antalya Women Museum Advisory board and Academic Member of Department of Archeology of Akdeniz University will act as the curator of the project.

Yeliz Gül Ege, ATAV Chairwoman noted that

Our goal in realizing this project is to tell how Antalya has been hosting an important series of civilizations from ancient times to the present day, and the importance of women in these civilizations.

The project is organized by Antalya Women Museum under Antalya Promotion Foundation.

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Antalya Women’s Museum organized ‘Nomad Bride Fashion Show’ at ITB Berlin for Women’s Day.

To represent Turkish women both with traditions and values and modern structure and to transform the perception of Turkish women into positive with volunteer participation of business women living in Antalya, in 2018 Berlin Tourism Fair, in Turkey Hall 3.2/201, with cooperation and support of Antalya Olgunlaşma Institute, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry og Foreign Affairs, Mr. Governor Münir Karaloğlu, and Corendın Airlines Nomad Bride Fashion Show will be held on Women’s Day.

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The Antalya Women Museum’s “Woman of the Year Award” for 2017 was given to Şahika Ercümen with a ceremony on Feb. 1.

The Antalya Women Museum’s “Woman of the Year Award” for 2017 was given to Şahika Ercümen with a ceremony on Feb. 1. The award from the “virtual museum” (www.antalyawomenmuseum.com) is handed out in the name of Jale İnan, Turkey’s first female archeologist who led the unearthing of the Ancient Hellenistic city of Perge, 15 kilometers east of the Mediterranean resort of Antalya. It is awarded every year on İnan’s birthday to women who have contributed to the culture of the Antalya and its region.

Şahika Ercümen, a 33-year-old record-breaking free diver was given the latest award for promoting the Kaş district of Antalya as one of the top places for diving. Ercümen suffered from serious asthma in her childhood and was encouraged by her family to start diving as a part of her therapy. At the Feb. 1 ceremony she repeated her motto: “I was not born when I took my first breath, but when I held it for the first time.” Continue reading

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The Antalya Women Museum is Turkey’s second virtual women museum. It was established on the 23rd November 2015 under the guidance of the Antalya Promotion Foundation, a non-profit organization with the aim to develop tourism on solid foundations and to increase social and economic benefits.

Established initially in a virtual setting, the intention is maintaining it not only as a visual area, but also as a dynamic educational and socio-cultural activity centre.

The museum features the stories of urban and rural women in Antalya and hosts exhibitions.

The latest exhibition “Nomad Bride” includes 40 photographs besides the “The Blessing of the Bridal Veil” installation. This exhibition about Turkmen Nomad / Yörük women is of great importance for the Turkish culture and the installation is meant to show how a nomadic bride could be described for our time.

 

The Antalya Women Museum honours every year a woman with the “Jale İnan Award”. The prize is named after Turkey’s first female archeologist.

 

The results of  Professor Dr. Jale İnan’s work can be seen in Perge and Side; two ancient cities that have become internationally renowned. Jale İnan started excavations in Side and Perge 60 years ago. Today Antalya is honored by her accomplishments.

 

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