The Identity of Istanbul Ex-libris Society

Founded: 1997
Membership: about 209, 6% abroad
Annual membership fee: 40.00 TL or 50 EUR for foreigner
Available publications: Ex-libris books: 1,
Exhibition catalogues: 3,
Competion catalogues: 3,
CDroms: 1
List of Members and Address

Address of Istanbul Ex-libris Society:
Istanbul Ekslibris Dernegi
Köybaşı Cad. Gül Hatmi Sok. Amber Çıkmazı 4/1
TR-34464 Yeniköy, Sarıyer-Istanbul, Turkey

Mr. Hasip PEKTAS
Isik University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Communication Design,
TR- 34460 İstinye Sarıyer-Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 286 49 11 / 2043 Fax: +90 212 276 96 49


Çubukçu Mah. Körfez Kon. B3 Blok 14
TR-34810 Kavacık-Beykoz İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90212 269 22 13 e-mail:

Executive Secretary:

Mr. Ozan UYANIK 
Isik University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Communication Design, 
TR- 34460 İstinye Sarıyer-Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 286 49 11 / 6096 Fax: +90 212 276 96 49


Ms. Hatice ÖZ
Isik Ünv. Güzel Sanatlar Fak. Görsel İletişim Tasarımı Böl.
TR-34460 İstinye Sarıyer-Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90212 286 49 11 Fax: +90212 276 96 49

Foreign Relations:

Ms. H. Müjde AYAN
Marmara Ünv. Eğitim Fak. Güz. San. Eğt. Böl. Göztepe-Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90216 470 92 92 Fax: +90216 472 92 95



Online Exhibitions 

1st International Ex libris Competition Ankara 2003

2nd International Ex libris Competition Ankara 2007

Contemporary Printmakings and Ex-libris Turkey

33. FISAE International Ex-libris Comp. - İstanbul 2010

Exhibition of International Ex-libris Collections - İstanbul 2010

Exhibition of Souvenir Pictures Congresses- İstanbul 2010

Old Books with Ex-libris Stamps - İstanbul 2010

Dialog: Daily News Project Istanbul 2008

Daily News Project 3

The Most Important
Ex-libris Museums

by Benoit Junod

The most important ex-libris museums are Frederikshavn, the Gutenberg Museum, the Sint Niklaas Museum, the Moscow Museum, the Museo Exlibris Mediterraneo in Italy, the Shanghai Fuxihanzhai Ex-libris Museum, the Nancy Library in France, the Ex-libris Centre in Bulgaria and the Lewych Museum in Odessa. The Frederikshavn has over 1 million ex-libris covering the whole history of the art; Gutenberg and Sint Niklaas have about 800,000; Moscow has about the same but with accent on Russian ex-libris. The MEM collection is smaller (based on Palmirani’s fantastic collection), but it is an active organizer of competitions, conferences, exhibitions, etc. which many of the others (except Sint Niklaas) don’t.
However, to these museums, it would be necessary to add the many very important collections which are in public institutions (libraries, graphic collections and museums) which are open to the public and works can be consulted. There are maybe 15 in Britain (of which the celebrated Franks Collection in the British Museum), close to 20 in Germany, about 5 in France, the same in the USA and in Austria (including the famous National Library collection which Claudia Karoly deals with). In Russia, both the Pushkin Museum in Moscow (Nadya Derkach) and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg have very important collections (the latter is said to have the best collection of early German ex-libris in the world). But maybe the highest concentration of public collections is in Switzerland – about 25, of which two in Geneva, five in Basel!
August 27, 2008