Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hülya Tezcan was the former Curator of the Sultans Costumes and Textiles Section of the Topkapı Saray Museum. She retired from museum in 2005. She has published extensive works on old Ottoman textiles, in addition to her dissertation on the antique and Byzantine structures located at site of the Topkapı Palace, and numerous articles. The work of art related to the Kaaba will be published in English. She has also participated in many International Conferences and symposiums with her papers.
Selected published books:
Atlaslar Atlas (Istanbul: Yapı Kredi 1993), Silks for the Sultans, Ottoman Imperial Garments from Topkapı Palace, (Milan: Ertuğ & Kocabıyık yayını 1996), Ipek, İmperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets (with Nurhan Atasoy, Walter Denny, Louise Mackie) (Istanbul: Türk Ekonomi Bankası 2001), Osmanlı Sarayının Çocukları: Şehzadeler ve Hanım Sultanların Yaşamları, Giysileri (Istanbul: Aygaz Yayınları 2006), Topkapı Sarayı’ndeki Şifalı Gömlekler, (Istanbul: Timaş yayını 2006).
“Fashion at the Ottoman Court”, P Dergisi 3 (Istanbul, Spring-Summer, 2000, p.2-49), “Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Women’s fashion at the Ottoman Palace” P Dergisi 3 (Istanbul, Spring-Summer, 2000, p.4-18), “Ottoman Fabric Weaving and Women’s Fashion in the Eighteenth Century”, P Dergisi 3 (Istanbul, Spring-Summer, 2000, p.18-30), “The Sultanic Costumes in the Attire Collection at the Topkapı Palace Museum”, P Dergisi 3 (Istanbul, Spring-Summer, 2000, p.30-50), “Furs and skins owned by the Sultans”, Ottoman Costumes From Textile to Identity, edited Suraiya Faroqhi and Christoph K. Neumann, (Istanbul: Eren, 2004), “Arslan Terzi Atölyesi ve Saraya Yapılan İşlerin Defteri”, Prof. Dr. Mübahat S. Kütükoğlu’na Armağan (Istanbul 2006, s. 613-663).