Prof. Dr. Ömer Tadmori
Name: Khaled Omar Tadmori
Present address: Rahbat Street, Nada Center, 7th Floor, Tripoli, Lebanon
Tel: 00961-6-629 436 (Home); 00961-3-967 839 (Mobile)
Telefax: 00961-6-629 436; Istanbul: 0090-535-220 90 23 (Mobile)
Date and place of birth: August 31, 1972; Tripoli, Lebanon
Marital Status: Single
Sept. 1989- June 1990: Baccalaureat - Part II - Mathematical Sciences, National Orthodox College, Tripoli, El-Mina, Lebanon
Sept. 1990- June 1991: Diplome in Turkish Language, Ankara University, Faculty of Arts, Turkish Teaching Center (TOMER), Ankara, Turkey
Sept. 1991-Feb. 1998: B.E. in Architecture, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sept. 1998- Feb. 2000: Masters in Architectural Restoration and Evaluation of Historical Areas, Faculty of Architecture, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey. Thesis Title: "Survey of the Old Tripoli City and Analysis of Examples of Architectural Civil Structures"
Sept. 2000 - Jan. 2004: Ph.D. in Preservation and Rehabilitation of Urban Sites, Department of City Planning, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey. Thesis Title: "Problems of Protection of the Urban Site of Tripoli - Lebanon and a Guiding Conceptual Outline for its Planning"
Jun. 2004 - present: Elected Member of the Tripoli City Council, Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon. President of the Heritage and Historical Monuments Sub-Committee, Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Sept. 1990- Feb. 1998: Turkish Ministry of National Education, Lebanese-Turkish Friendship B.E. Scholarship
Sept. 1998 - Feb. 2000: Turkish Ministry of National Education, Lebanese-Turkish Friendship Masters Scholarship
Sept. 2000 - Jan. 2004: Turkish Ministry of National Education, Lebanese-Turkish Friendship Doctorate Scholarship
1988- present: Society for the Protection of Historical Monuments in Tripoli, Lebanon
1991- present: The Lebanese Center for Conservation and Restoration Studies
1998 - present: Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of the Environmental and Cultural Heritage (CEKUL). Representative of the foundation in the Middle East
2001 - present: The Engineers Union, Tripoli, Lebanon
2002 - present: The High Committee for the Protection of Islamic Heritage and Architecture in Lebanon, Fatwa Directorate of Lebanon
2004 - present: The Committee for the Revival of the Historical City Center of Tripoli
2004 - present: Urban Conservation in Islamic Settlements (UCIS)
1992 - present: Recognized Photographer, Lebanese Ministry of Tourism
1994 - present: Istanbul Photographers and Cinema Amateurs Club (IFSAK)
1994 - present: Recognized Photographer, Turkish Ministry of Tourism
1998 - present: The Turkish Cypriot-Arab Unity Committee
2001 - present: The Tripoli Tourism Association
Very well command in Arabic, Turkish, Ottoman, French, and English.
Sep. 2002 - present: Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Interior Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, 3rd Branch, Tripoli, Lebanon. Involved in teaching: History of Architecture, Archeology, Environmental and Heritage Architecture, Planning and Rehabilitation of Old Cities, Urban Sites and Buildings Restoration.
Architecture / Restoration / Urban Planning
Jan. 1997 - Jul. 1997: Contributed to the restoration works of the Ciragan Palace and its transformation to a touristic hotel, Dekorama Restoration Office, Istanbul, Turkey
April 1998: Drew the relevation and restoration maps of House no. 30 - Mescit Sokak in Safranbolu City, CEKUL Foundation, Turkey
1998 - present: Contributed to the "7 Regions, 7 Cities" project to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Mudanya, Midyat, Talas, Birgi, Aseki, Kastamonu, and Kemaliye cities (streets with dilapidated historic buildings, market places etc.), CEKUL Foundation, Turkey
May 1999: Drew the relevation and restoration maps for the reconstruction of Haviz Aga Konagi House in Edirne, CEKUL Foundation, Turkey
1999: Contributed to the organization of "Respect to Sinan" cultural project, which aims at the protection and promotion of the monuments of Mimar Sinan and the renovation of some of the buildings he constructed, CEKUL and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sep. 2000: Contributed to the relevation studies and restoration works of the "Surp Girogos Church" in Diyarbakir, CEKUL Foundation, Turkey
Mar. 2000 - Sep. 2000: Prepared the first study and plans for the restoration of the historical "Bazerkan Bazaar" in Tripoli, in collaboration with Arch. Walid Makkouk, BECA Architectural and Civil Studies Office, Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Apr. 2000 - Nov. 2000: Contributed to the architectural design studies for the construction of "al`Takwa Mosque" with Arch. Walid Makkouk, BECA Architectural and Civil Studies Office, The Directorate of Awqaf of Tripoli, Lebanon
Jan. 2001 - Aug.2001: Contributed to the restoration studies and works of the "Hanna Kuyumcuoglu" house in Midyat city and its transformation to a museum, CEKUL Foundation, Turkey
2001 - present: Restoration and reconstruction project of the "Manzel Caravansary Façade," supervisor, Municipality of Tripoli and the Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities, Lebanon
2001 - present: Preparing a study to catalogue the historical monuments of Tripoli and alMina, Municipality of Tripoli/Municipality of alMina/ Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities, Lebanon
Nov. 2001: Contributed to the renovation project of the Sivas Cultural Park and its environment, CEKUL Foundation and Sivas Governorate, Turkey
Jan. 2002: Contributed to the restoration studies and works of the "Cifte Minareli Madrasah", CEKUL Foundation and Sivas Governorate, Turkey
Mar. 2002: Attended the studies to restore the Keykavus Chifahane and Madrasah, CEKUL Foundation, Sivas, Turkey
Apr. 2002 - Dec. 2002: Contributed to the preparation of relevation and restoration studies and maps of the Sivas Anadolu College and the Alaca Han, CEKUL Foundation and Sivas Governorate, Turkey
May 2002: Cleaning of the facades of Tell Clock Tower and the discovery of two historical plates during the activities to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the Tell Clock Tower, Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Nov. 2002: Excavated the remains of the "Old Saray" palace in Tripoli and added to the official list of recognized historical buildings of the Municipality of Tripoli and the Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities, Lebanon
18 Jan. 2003 - Apr. 2003: Contributed to the restoration and renovation works of the Burciye Madrasah, CEKUL Foundation, Sivas, Turkey
Jan. 2003 - Feb. 2003: Contributed to the architectural design studies for the construction of the new building of "Dar alFatwa of Tripoli" in collaboration with Arch. Walid Makkouk, BECA Architectural and Civil Studies Office, Dar alFatwa of Lebanon, Tripoli, Lebanon
Apr. 2003 - Aug. 2003: Supervised the restoration works of the "Museum Hall" in the Citadel of Tripoli in collaboration with BECA Architectural and Civil Studies Office, The Council for Development and Construction, Lebanon
Nov. 2003 - present: Contributed to the restoration works of Divrigi Ulu Mosque and Chifahane, CEKUL Foundation and Divrigi Governorate, Turkey
Sep. 2003 - Dec. 2003: Restoration studies and maps of the Ayan Aga House in Divrigi city, CEKUL Foundation and Divrigi Governorate, Turkey
Sep. 2003 - present: Contributed to the renovation studies of Sivas Government Palace and urban conservation maps for its environment, CEKUL Foundation and Sivas Governorate, Turkey
Jan. 2004 - present: The renovation works of the Cumhuriyet College, CEKUL Foundation and Divrigi Governorate, Turkey
Jan. 2004 - Mar. 2004: Attended the restoration studies for the protection of "Diyarbakir Walls", CEKUL Foundation and Diyarbakir Governorate, Turkey
Feb. 2004 - present: Working on a study to revive the Ottoman city center of Tripoli (alTell area and its surroundings), The Committee for the Revival of the Historical City Center of Tripoli and the Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Jun. 1991 - present: Researcher, Archives of the Turkish Prime Ministry, The Ottoman Archive Directory, Istanbul, Turkey
1993 - 2003: Collected all historical photographs related to the city of Tripoli from international archives (about 3000 photos)
Jun. 1997: Collected all Tapo documents related to Tripoli Lebanon from the Archives of the Prime Ministry in Turkey for the Rabitah Thaqafiyyah Library and the Lebanese National Directorate of Documentations.
Feb. 1998: Collected all historical photographs related to the city of Tripoli from the Archives of Yildiz Palace (Istanbul,Turkey) for the Society for the Protection of Historical Monuments in Tripoli, Lebanon
Jan. 2001: Collected the Awqaf, cartographical, and demographical documents related to Lebanon from the Archives of the Ministry of Awqaf in Turkey for the Awqaf Directorates of Tripoli and Beirut
Apr. 2001: Collected all old photographs related to the city of Beirut from the Archives of Yildiz Palace (Istanbul, Turkey) for the Municipality of Beirut
Academic and Cultural Activities
Dec. 1992: "From the Heart of History: Lebanon in Colors," Photograph exhibition and slide panorama show, Mimar University, Istanbul, Turkey
Jan. 1994: "The 700th Anniversary of the Construction of the Mansouri Great Mosque," Photograph exhibition, documentary film, pamphlet, and posters, Tripoli, Lebanon
Jun. 1994: "Glimpses of the Islamic Architecture in Lebanon," Photograph exhibition, Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Yildiz Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Aug. 1994 - present: PERSPEKTIF Multivision and Multimedia, Ltd., Multivision Studio Supervisor, Istanbul, Turkey. Prepared and directed several documentaries and "sound and light" shows in Turkey and the Arab World.
Aug. 1997: Published many photographs through the pamphlets of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism
Dec. 1997: "Small But Full of Surprises: Lebanon," Photograph exhibition and multivision slide show, Mimar University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mar. 1998: "Art and Life in Historical Context of Lebanon," Photograph exhibition and multivision slide show, Ataturk Library, Istanbul Municipality, Istanbul, Turkey
Jul. 1998: "Lebanon: Land of the Phoenicians," Multivision show, Lebanese Ministry of Culture, French Cultural Center, and Alba University "The Photography Month" event, Beirut, Lebanon
Oct. 1998: Contributed to the pamphlet "Tripoli: A Cultural Light", Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Oct. 1998: "Tripoli: The Jewel of the East" Documentary multivision show (Arabic/English/French), The 27th Islamic Trade Fair, Islamic Countries League, Municipality of Tripoli, Lebanon
Jul. 1999: "The Country Under the Shadows of the Cedars: Lebanon", AKSanat Gallery, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
Dec. 1999: "The Spirit of the East" (multivision show), A Journey in the Arab World Through Architecture, Traditional Folklore, The Peace Festival, Prime Ministry of Turkey, Antalya, Turkey
Jun. 2000: "Our Islamic World", multivision documentary, Rabat International Festival of Culture and Arts, Municipality of Rabat, Morocco
Jul. 2000: "Egypt: The Land of Civilizations", multivision documentary and photograph exhibition, Consulate of Egypt, Istanbul, Turkey
Aug. 2000: Contributed to the making of the booklet for the Operette "l'Amour de Loin" of the world-famous writer Amin Maalouf, Salzburg Festival, Austria
Mar. 2001: Designed and implemented the stand of the Municipality of Tripoli at the Exhibition for Heritage and History in Mediterranean Cities, UNESCO/Hariri Foundation, Sidon, Lebanon
Apr. 2001: Took aerial photographs for the cities of Tripoli and ElMina in collaboration with the Lebanese Air Forces, Municipality of Tripoli, and Municipality of ElMina
Apr. 2001: Contributed to the preparations for the "Mameluke March", Municipality of Tripoli and the Tripoli Tourism Association, Lebanon
Jul. 2001 - present: Preparing a study to index the historical monuments of Tripoli and ElMina, Municipality of Tripoli/Municipality of ElMina/Directorate of Antiquities, Lebanon
Jun. 2002: Contributed to the 9th Conference for City Planning in the Middle East, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey
Jul. - Sep. 2002: Prepared and presented 8 documentaries about Tripoli city at the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC)
Sep. 2002: Took aerial photographs for the city of Beirut in collaboration with the Lebanese Air Forces and the Municipality of Beirut
Nov. 2002: Directed and prepared a multivision documentary on the biography of "Prof. Omar Tadmori"
Dec. 2002: Prepared a documentary entitled "The City of Beirut During the Reign of Sultan AbdulHamid II", Municipality of Beirut
Feb. 2003: Suggested and directed the signing of a brotherhood protocol agreement between the municipalities of Tripoli (Lebanon) and Eminonu (Istanbul, Turkey)
Sep. 2003: Prepared the exhibition "The Memory of alFayha` Cities: 100 Years in 100 Photos for the cities of Tripoli, alMina, and alBaddawi (1855-1955)" during the events of the Tripoli International Festival, the Union of alFayha` Municipalities, Lebanon
Oct. 2003: Attended the XIIth Congress of Turkish Art, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Amman University. Study title: "The Urban Design of the Old City of Tripoli and its Mameluke Historical Monuments," Amman, Jordan
Conferences and Seminars Attended
Oct. 2002: Represented the Faculty of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, 3rd Branch, Tripoli, Lebanon and contributed with a seminar in the framework of the 4th Exhibition for Arab Architects, Baghdad, Iraq.
Sep. 2004: Represented the Municipality of Tripoli in the Congress of Architecture & Heritage in the Middle East, organized by the UIA & The Lebanese Engineers Union, Beirut, Lebanon. Study title: "The City Planning of the Mameluke City of Tripoli & Its Housing Architecture"
Oct. 2003: Attended the XIIth Congress of Turkish Art, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Amman University, Amman, Jordan. Study title: "The Urban Design of the Old City of Tripoli and its Mameluke Historical Monuments"
Nov. 2004: Represented the Municipality of Tripoli in the VII International Seminar of the Mediterranean Historical Cities Permanent Conferences on " What Are the Strategies for the Durable Development of the Small & Middle Historical Mediterranean Cities ?", organized by the Municipality of Lorca, the ISPROM, the University of Murcie & the University of Sassari, Lorca, Spain. Study title: "Problematic of the Conservation of the Old City of Tripoli"
Mar. 2004: Attended The International Seminar On The Management of The Shared Mediterranean Heritage "ISMARMED" - 5th Conference On The Modern Heritage, Organized by the E.U., UNESCO, Centre for Architectural & Engineering Design Support in Cairo University and the IRD Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. Study title: "Tripoli at the End of the 19th Century: Its Housing Architecture & Artistic Characteristics"
Owns a large collection of photographs and documents about Lebanon and especially about Tripoli, some of which published on the World Wide Web at the Tripoli Internet Database (http://tripoli-city.org).
Photographed several Arab and Islamic cities (arts, traditions, crafts, etc.). Currently, his library includes about 20,000 positive slide prints.
Interviewed on several Lebanese television stations to talk about aspects of architecture, heritage, and historical cities in Lebanon.
Tadmori K, Learn Turkish, (Arabic-Turkish), Academia Press, Beirut, Lebanon, 1996.
Tadmori OA-S and Tadmori K, A Journey in Tripoli alFayhaa, (Arabic-French-English), 48 pages, Dar al-Iman, Tripoli, Lebanon, 2001-2002.
Tadmori K and Agha-Kassab S, Beirut and the Sultan: Beirut During the Reign of Sultan AbdulHamid II, Municipality of Beirut and Terre du Liban Publishing, Beirut, Lebanon, 2002.
Tadmori OA-S and Tadmori K, The Mosques and Madrassahs of Tripoli the Fayhaa, 96 pages, alIman Publishing, Tripoli, Lebanon, 2003.
Tadmori OA-S and Tadmori K, Tripoli, alMina`, and alBaddawi: A Vibrant Culture Throughout History, the Union of alFayha` Municipalities, in press.
Published many documentary articles on architecture and Arab and Islamic heritage in in-flight magazines for leading Arab aviation corporations such as: Cedar Wings (Middle East Airlines), Oryx (Qatari Airlines).
Published many articles in Turkish, Lebanese, and Arab newspapers about Islamic and Arabic architecture, culture, and arts.
Eminönünün kardeşi Trablusşam
Yeni Asya 15 Haziran 2003
Beyoğlundaki Tarık Zafer Tunaya Kültür Merkezinde düzenlenen bir toplantı ile Lübnanın ikinci büyük kenti Trablus tanıtıldı. Eminönü Belediyesinin yeni kardeş şehri olan Trablustan gelen Tarihçi Prof. Dr. Ömer Tadmorinin Trablusun tarihini anlattığı programda Dr. Mimar Halid Ömer Tadmori de dia gösterisiyle Trablusu tanıttı. Eminönü Belediye Başkanı Lütfi Kibiroğlu da Trablusla ilgili anılarını anlattı.
Trablusun Eminönüne çok fazla benzediğini ve zaten kardeş olduğunu söyleyen Eminönü Belediye Başkanı Lütfi Kibiroğlu Eminönü ile Trablusun çok ortak yanı var dedi.
Kardeş şehir adına konuşma yapan Tarihçi Prof. Dr. Ömer Tadmori, nüfus ve yüzölçümü olarak Trablusun Lübnanın ikinci büyük kenti olduğunu ve geçmişinin 3500 yıla kadar dayandığını anlattı. Fenikeliler tarafından deniz kenarına inşa edilen Trablusun Memlüklerin eline geçtikten sonra denizden üç kilometre geriye taşındığını ifade eden Tadmori 1516 tarihinden itibaren Osmanlı idaresine geçen Trablusşamda başta Trablus Kalesinin ana kapısı ve kuzey burcu olmak üzere birçok Osmanlı eserinin bulunduğunu vurguladı. Tadmori, Abdülhamit Hanın culusunun 25. yıldönümünde inşa ettirdiği saat kulesinin de şehrin önemli eserlerinden olduğunu ifade etti.
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