Thee next XXXIII FISAE International Ex-libris Congress 2010 will be taking place in Istanbul, August 25th-29th, 2010.
Prof. Dr. Hasip PektasPresident of FISAE and of the Istanbul Ex-libris Society and of the recently created Istanbul Ex-libris Museum is leading the organization of this historical event.
Turkey has been very active in the ex-libris movement with many graphic Artists becoming interested in ex libris creation with a regular participation in International Competitions and an increasing number of dedicated collectors.
The former Ankara Ex Libris Society (cr. 1997), now Istanbul Ex Libris Society has also been very active having organized Two International Ex Libris Competitions in Ankara (2003 and 2007) and CGD Ex-libris Competitions apart from collaborating in other major Graphic Arts events.
The upcoming FISAE International Ex Libris Congress will be an opportunity to learn more about the rich and old Turkish Culture and to admire enchanting Istanbul the former capital of the Ottomans always a surprise for the eyes.
I am certain this Congress will be attended by many ex libris lovers from Europe and elsewhere and I certainly won't miss it.
Links: Istanbul Ex Libris Museum within IMOGA Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts.