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Istanbul Ex-libris Society

Istanbul Ex-libris Society

Ex-libris Society was founded in 1997. It has organized exhibitions, lectures, workshops to promote ex-libris in Turkey. Ex-libris Society organized three international competitions. In 2010 it has organized 33th FISAE International Ex-libris Congress. It is candidate also to host the 2020 FISAE Ex-libris Congress. Until now socieyt organized many exhibitions in Cyprus, Denmark, China, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Belarus, Canada, Russia.

In Turkey interest in ex-libris art is increasing every day. Especially with the promote of printmaking and graphic design teachers of the fine arts schools. Many young people started to design ex-libris. They won awards in some international competitions. Ex-libris is quite new in Turkey but until now 13 graduate theses are completed. Third edition of “Ex-libris” informative book has been printed . The Istanbul Ex-libris Museum, one of the 10 museums in the world has a collection of over 14,000 ex-libris. Now the museum presents its collection to the attention of art lovers and researchers at Işık University Maslak Campus. International peer-reviewed online journal “exlibrist.net ” publishes articles about ex-libris.

About the Author

Hasip Pektaş was born in Ermenek in 1953. He has been working as a Professor at Isik University, Faculty of Fine Arts in the Visual Communication Design Department in Istanbul. He wrote a book about "Ex-libris". He has also been working hard to make ex-libris well-known in Turkey. He organized 1st and 2nd International Ex-libris Competition in 2003-2007, 33rd FISAE International Ex-libris Congress and Ex-libris Competition in 2010 in Istanbul. He founded Istanbul Ex-libris Museum in Işık University in 2014. He is the President of Istanbul Ex-libris Society. http://www.hasippektas.com

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