TED Ankara College, which aims to pass on to future generations the historic background and collections of our institution since the beginning of its foundation in 1931, has been established in the Administrative Unit at Incek Campus Site. The museum, which was opened in May 21, 2008, holds the status of a ”Private Museum” which was acknowledged by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism in July 28, 2008.
At the entrance, the visitors will see the small scale architectural model of the old school buildings situated on Ziya Gökalp Street, which were used from 1937 to 2005. The photograph of a former graduate, Semra Baydar, showing her presenting the TED lapel pin to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, during the ceremony of Independence and Youth Day, May 19th, 1938, is also displayed at the entrance.
Our museum has different galleries which accommodate photographs of former graduates and faculty and documents of all academic and extra-curricular activities,
some significant historical documentation of the school such as diplomas awarded, samples of old stationery, old musical instruments and hand-written musical notes, year book photos, and write-ups of almost 30,000 alumni and some brief information about them, along with a classroom furnished with original items which represent the history of our institution. Aiming to inform our new students about the remarkable history of a prominent school which is a representative of the Turkish Republic, visits to the museum are arranged.
During the week, the museum can be visited between 8.00 a.m-4.00 p.m. without any admission fee since there has been an increasing interest among students, teachers, parents and alumni.