Author(s): F. Meral HALÄ°FEOGLU* and Nursen ISIK

Historical environment; They are areas that form a unity with the traditional, monumental and historical buildings in it. Historical environments and structures that have survived from the past to the present are cultural heritages that have hosted many users and communities over time. The preservation of cultural heritage, its transfer to the future and its sustainability can be ensured by the protection of these structures.

Diyarbakir Cemil Pasha Mansion is one of the important and big houses of the city. It was built as two separate sections as a haremlik and a selamlik. The harem and selaml?k sections of the building have two floors and a total of 42 rooms. The building was restored in 2010-2014 and turned into a city museum. In the building, which was given the function of the city museum, first of all, the survey, restoration and restitution projects of the building were prepared. In line with the prepared projects, partial interventions were made in the building and technological solutions suitable for the use of the city museum were produced.

Contemporary practices that facilitate the use of visitors were made in the projects for the conversion of Cemil Pasha Mansion into a city museum. An elevator has been added to enable disabled and elderly visitors to reach the upper floors. The collapsed stairs were renewed, and all the installations were arranged in a way that would not impair the originality of the building. To the southeast of the harem section of the building, the place where the courtyard facade was made of glass material was converted into a cafe. In this study, the current situation of the building was evaluated by examining the contemporary additions and applications made in the Cemil Pasha mansion, which was converted into a city museum. It has been one of the aims of this study to be a viable example in the restoration works of similar structures.


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