Anadolu University Research and Application Centre of Cartoon Art is the first organisation established in the field of cartoon art in Turkey.
The centre will, firstly, set up a caricature museum. Anadolu University organised an international caricature exhibition with the subject of 'Educational Problems in the Millennium'. The contents were exhibited in Library and Documentation Centre in Esklsehir from the 20th of November until the 30th of November 2000, and in Istanbul from the 7th of February until the 27th of February, 2001. Approximately 500 caricatures sent by 195 artists from 34 different countries formed the nuclei content of the museum. The exhibition will appear in Ankara in International Aksehir Nasrettin Hodja Festival.
The centre will prepare a book-for the first time- about Turkish history, namely 'Turkey's history in cartoons', by presenting all the cartoons appeared in press in chronological order.
The centre will conduct studies about 'Cartoonist of 1950s' who have given momentum to Turkish cartoon art and represented the country's art successfully abroad.
The centre will systematically collect all the cartoons appeared in the press and open the service of those wanting to research.
The centre will establish a library where all the books published in Turkey and abroad can be found and make them available for those who are interested. The centre will support the symposiums, festivals, cultural activities organised by different units of university through exhibitions. The support of the centre will not be limited only within the university, but also within the city and if need calls even in the events throughout Turkey. The centre will support, encourage and publish the studies of the students from related departments of the faculty. There is hardly any study conducted in the field of cartoon art in Turkey.
Researches on the study fields of the centre and establishments apart from the university supporting the centre are still being carried out. It is a must for such organisations to keep in touch with media organs and local governments.
The centre will seek support and good relations with the establishments set up for similar studies, such as Kent University Cartoon Research Centre established in 1975 in England; Caricature and Cartoon Museum in Basel and Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hannover... We will appreciate very much any of your contribution. We look forward to seeing your works such as cartoon, book, poster, etc.
Address:Anadolu University Karikatür Sanatını Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi 26470 Eskisehir/Turkiye