A
dedicated seashell collector,
 Kemal Geyran
is exhibiting some of his collection in the
CAN
GEYRAN SEASHELL CENTER
at Dragos, Istanbul
- TURKEY
This center is dedicated to his beloved son
CAN GEYRAN
who passed away during a paintball game in October 2007,
 while he was studying at the VirginiaTech University,
U.S.A.

In the CAN GEYRAN SEASHELL CENTER, about 300 seashells from different seas are displayed in a 400 sqm building. The aim of the Center is mainly to promote sea culture and underwater life by exhibiting  seashells - an important  factor of the underwater fauna - and to create a social place where the collectors can meet each other  and share their knowledge and experiences. In the collection  of this non profit center there are more than 1000 species from all over the world . The center also manages a library containing more than 1000 publications regarding seashells and is available to all visitors.

At the Center
Seashells are displayed around specific themes.
Several displays include videos and presentations.
A 28 minute introductory film is also available.
The main themes of display are:
General information on seashells,
Classification and properties of the classes,
History,
V
arious uses by mankind (food, money, musical instruments, dyes, medical uses, tools, personal adornment, art & architecture, etc.)

Admission is free .
The Center is open between 11 am and 5 pm
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays -
Closed on Mondays.

The Center can be visited at other times by appointment.
OUR SERVICES

Permanent Exhibition
Library
Temporary Exhibit
ions of other collectors
Temporary Exhibitions
in other premises
Educational visits for primary schools
Informative brochures for seashell collectors
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