The city of Constantinople was weakened and sparsely inhabited at the time its conquest in 1453. In the centuries that followed, Istanbul emerged in its place as a magnificent city with a world-famous skyline — visible in the Museum's newest exhibition. Join Shermeen Beg for this illustrated talk about Istanbul’s greatest architectural wonders and the individuals responsible for their design.
Hailing from the small town of Quetta in Pakistan, Shermeen Beg completed her undergraduate degree in architecture from the National College of Arts in Lahore, and her graduate degree in architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She practiced architecture in the United States, Pakistan, and Italy, and has combined her love for the field with her love for education. Shermeen has experience teaching courses on the history of art and architecture, and joined the Aga Khan Museum as an educator in 2015.
View of the Hagia Sophia Mosque
From Album of Constantinople
Photoglob Zürich, ca. 1890
Photochrom print, hand-tinted and mounted on board
Ömer M. Koç, Private Collection