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Institute’s relocation receives support from the Wolfson Foundation

Institute’s relocation receives support from the Wolfson Foundation

The BIAA is delighted to announce that the relocation of our Ankara-based facilities to new premises at Atatürk Bulvarı 154 is to be supported by a £50,000 grant from the prestigious Wolfson Foundation.

This grant will allow us to complete the process of bringing the Institute’s Ankara-based facilities under one roof, expanding the capacity of the laboratory, library and conference room and upgrading the storage facilities that house the BIAA’s unique collections.  By doing so, we will be able to provide access for a greater number of scholars and researchers, protect important resources and collections for future study and significantly reduce running costs.

Making the award, Wolfson Foundation Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom said: “We are delighted to announce this award toward the cost of the BIAA’s handsome new premises in Ankara. There has never been a more important time for researchers to work and to think within a global context. This funding recognises the quality of BIAA’s activities and the importance of their resources and collections for scholars.”

In recognition of the award, the conference room at the new premises will be named ‘The Wolfson Room’.

The Institute’s facilities – including the BIAA David French library which houses more than 65,000 books, theses, maps and journals and is home to one of the two largest and most important collections of works on archaeological and related subjects in Turkey – are due to re-open for Full Members on 1st August and all users on 4th September.

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