Antioch Museum
Antakya, Turkey
Construction on the Antioch Museum, designed by Michel Écochard, began in 1933/1352 AH when the region was still part of Syria under colonial rule.  It opened in 1939/1358 AH, the year Hatay Province was integrated into Turkey.  

It was reopened as the Hatay Arkeoloji Müzesi (Hatay Archology Museum) on June 23, 1948/Sha'ban 15, 1367 AH.  An additional building was constructed in in the early 1970s, and in 2000, the number of exhibition halls was increased from five to eight.  The foundation for a new museum was laid in May 2011, with work scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2013. 

Sources

"Antakya Archaeological Museum, Antioch." Sacred Destinations. (Accessed April 14, 2014) http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/antioch-archaeological-museum

"History of the Hatay Archeology Museum." Hatay Arkeoloji Müzesi. (Accessed April 14, 2014) http://www.hatayarkeolojimuzesi.gov.tr/HatayMuzeWeb/flash/main_EN.html

Van Herpen, Wilco. "Out with the old, in with the new: New Hatay museum under construction." Hurriyet Daily News. September 18, 2013. (Accessed April 14, 2014) http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new-new-hatay-museum-under-construction.aspx?
Location
Cumhuriyet Mh., Antakya, Turkey
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Events
1933-1934/1352-1353 AH construction
1975/1395 AH expansion
2000/1421 AH expansion
Variant Names
Hatay Arkeoloji Müzesi
Hatay Archaeological Museum
Translated
Antioch Museum
Formerly known as
Antakya Archaeological Museum
Alternate
Antakya Mosaic Museum
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Building Usages
museum
public/cultural
Keywords
archaeological sites
museums
modern architecture
colonial architecture