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Whats new at Gulbenkian?

Gulbenkian Connect: a meeting point for grantees 16 dec 2021 António Feijó will become President of the Calouste Foundation in May 2022 14 dec 2021 Gulbenkian invests in Forests

Who is Calouste Gulbenkian?

Calouste Gulbenkian was born on 23 March 1869 in Scutari ( Üsküdar ), in the Ottoman Empire capital Constantinople (now Istanbul ). He received his early education at Aramyan-Uncuyan, a local Armenian school.

Who wrote the book Gulbenkian?

William Saroyan wrote a short story about Gulbenkian in his 1971 book, Letters from 74 rue Taitbout or Dont Go But If You Must Say Hello To Everybody . La Transcaucasie et la péninsule dApchéron; souvenirs de voyage, Éditeur: Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1891.

How did Gulbenkian end up in Egypt?

He had to return to the Ottoman Empire, but in 1896, Gulbenkian and his family fled the empire due to the Hamidian massacres of Armenians. They ended up in Egypt, where Gulbenkian met Alexander Mantashev, a prominent Armenian oil magnate and philanthropist. Mantashev introduced Gulbenkian to influential contacts in Cairo.

How do I buy tickets for Gulbenkian?

Tickets can be purchased online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using the Gulbenkian website and there is no booking fee! Please note opening hours may vary dependant on programme. Please note: We are currently cashless and are only accepting payment via credit card.

Is Gulbenkian open on Christmas Day?

Have a great Christmas! Gulbenkian is closed from 3pm on Mon 20 Dec. Our Cafe will open again on Wed 5 Jan and our film and theatre programmes start again from Fri 21 Jan.

Is the Gulbenkian Cafe open at international family festival?

International Family Festival The Gulbenkian Cafe is open! Gulbenkian Cafe is located on the ground floor with easy access from car parks. You can now order in advance using our new online ordering app – Order Up! Our kitchen & cafe will be open for supper on selected dates, when the Mains side of our menu will be available.

What is the Gulbenkian access scheme?

Access Scheme – Gulbenkian’s Access Scheme is a free scheme for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. As a member of our Access Scheme, you may be entitled to concessionary ticket prices for some events, or a free companion seat. Find out more by downloading our access pack or email: boxoffice@kent.ac.uk

What is the Gulbenkian story?

As well as compellingly tracing his professional dealings, Mr Conlin’s book evokes Gulbenkian’s dysfunctional family. Among the memorable revelations is that in middle age he was told by an Armenian doctor to have sex with multiple young women, advice that was followed and apparently tolerated by his long-suffering wife.

What did Calouste Gulbenkian do?

Calouste Gulbenkian, (born March 29, 1869, Istanbul, Turk.—died July 20, 1955, Lisbon, Port.), Turkish-born British financier, industrialist, and philanthropist. In 1911 he helped found the Turkish Petroleum Co. (later Iraq Petroleum Co.) and became the first to exploit Iraqi oil; his 5% share made him one of the world’s richest men.

What are the best books on Calouste Gulbenkian?

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian. London: Profile Books, 2019. For detailed background concerning Gulbenkian and the Red Line Agreement controlling Middle East Oil see Black, Edwin. Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraqs 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

What is the Gulbenkian Library?

In 1929, he was the chief benefactor to the establishment of an extensive library at the St. James Cathedral, the principal church of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The library is called the Gulbenkian Library and contains more than 100,000 books.

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