Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası

The Museum which was inaugurated by Sadi Irmak, The Prime minister of the time, on November 20 th, 1981 during the 118 th anniversary celebrations of the Bank in the Head Office Building that had been designed by the Italian architect Guilion Mangeri between the years 1926-1929 and belonged to the First National Architecture Term is the First and unique Bank Museum of our country.

The petitions written and sealed by Mithat Pasha on December, 12 nd 1280 and on Seventh Lunar Month, 19 th, 1281 to be presented to Grand Vizierate in relation of the foundation of Cooperative District Funds, the regulation of transition of "Cooperative District Funds" into T.C Ziraat Bankası dated 3-15 August 1304 (1888), the letters and documents written during the foundation of Loan Institution (1868) and an occount page numbered 1. which belonged to Mithat Pasha, president of the council of state are among the oldest documents of the Museum Collection.

Iron hooped partitioned coffers made of harmbear or pine of the same standart measures and shapes which were used at Şarköy and Tavas Cooperative District Funds opened in the years 1863 and 1897, coffer furnished with nail which is used since from 1889, the opening of Sivrihisar Cooperative Fund, the iron coffer from Bergama Branch, calculators and typewriters and a crystal ink-pot set used in the Head Office Building and at the Branches, phones, various, Bank door signboards are some of the worthy belongings exhibited.

Offical Bank seals of some of the branches, samples of seals of the authorized staff in the branches (1890-1930), daybooks belonging to some branches which were used in 1889 and the following years, the main cash book and some other daily documents have been exhibited in the museum.

"The Harvest", Artist İbrahim Çallı's paint of 4.50x5.00 m dimensions painted specially for the Bant in 1928 and another paint belonging to Artist Namık İsmail called "Gazi Mustafa Kemal Between the Farmers" painted in 1928 of 4.50x5.00 m dimensions are on the walls of the Museum. Furthermore, portraits of Mithat Pasha and Atatürk, plus some works of the Republican Time Artist take place in the Museum Collection.

Banknote samples and Coins of Ottoman times and of the early years of the proclamation of Republic (1839-1938) protected by the Çorum-Osmancık Branch Staff are going to enrich the collection in the future.

Besides a golden tray and a sickle used at the opening of the head Office Building, samples of charters and medallions presented to the Bank by various instutitions and foundations, historical inspections books, inspections reports, list of signatures, about 60-70 years old communication copy books then were used instead of photocopy machines we use today, samples of account books used for savings accounts and deposits, receipts and check stubs (1903), some book related with purchases and sales of old, books showing the quantity of quinine, contractor book documenting the past are among the collection of the Museum

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