Cibali Tobacco Factory The Space Of Labor

As the protector of its legacy, we are determined to rekindle the spirit of the Cibali Tobacco and Cigarette Factory with its more than a century-long history and transmit this cultural heritage to future generations. As part of this objective, we are thrilled to share with viewers the tobacco and cigarette machines that have survived to date, as well as all other available documents, information, and works that have returned home after a meticulous, two-year process of conservation/restoration initiated in 2009. As the second step of an exhaustive project we undertook for the introduction and display of the 2600-piece collection of Cibali Tobacco Factory, this new exhibition offers a fresh glimpse into the collection.

Providing viewers with the opportunity to witness the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the industrial, economic, political, and socio-cultural history of the Turkish Republic, the collection also reveals the place Cibali Tobacco Factory holds in the labor history of Turkey with a particular focus on female participation and contribution in the workforce.