Who is T. M.P. Duggan?
T. M. P is Gin in-sto an and draughtsman-panter with a particular inte •est in 1 8th century Seliuk art and culture and in the meanings contained in traditional patterns and des'gns, With an nterest the history and cultural heritage of the Middle East and Mediterranean regions: as also in the cultura contextual understanding of artifacts rather than treating them on y as ind'vidual, usually disp aced and often stolen ob i ects, today n private and public collections,
He was born in 1958 of Irish-Eng ish descent and graduated in History of Art from Manchester University in 1 980, having won a scholarship to the British School of Archaeology at Athens in the summer of 1979. He was given permission to draw in St. James' Palace, London in
1986, comp eting a series of freehand drawings of views of London. Other series of draw ngs were made in Ireland, England the Lake district, Devon and Cornwall, Greece, France, Belgium and Ho and, eastern Canada and Turkey between 1979 and 1987.
He walked a one on foot 5,500 km. from Greece (Pella) to Egypt (Memphis) in 1988-9 in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, completing more than 1000 drawings of views. axhaeological remans and people, wrote some poems and wore out 4 pairs of shoes.
In the period between 1 996 and 201 1 he completed further series of drawings in Turkey largely in Lycia and Pamphylia, in Malta Thailand, Ma aysia and Tunisia.
From 1 996 he researched the chronology of earthquakes and plagues to strike the region of Anta ya in the period from 300 B.C. to 2004, with the peer-reviewed first publication of this chronology in 2004-5 (ADALYA Vll & VIII), articles listed in Bibliographische Notizen und
Mitteilungen,A. Berger-S. Güntner, Byzantinische Zeitschrift,
Vol. 99, Issue l, Nov. 2006; fo lowing his ve Cevresinde Meydana Celen Depremler", 499-536 in,
Akdeniz Universitesi, Atatürk ilkeleri ve inkliap arastlrma ve uygu amama merkezi yayrnl, "Son Bin Yllda Antalya Sempozyumu", 18-19 Aralik 2003, yay. 2006. His article on trad'tional methods of construct'on in Antalya in response to seismic activity, "Short term gains, long term losses: The den i al of traditional values and wisdom", was printed in the Turkish Daily News in 1997 and translated by Nilgün
Eroélu, "'Kisa vadede kazanq, uzun vadede kayIP, qok katll
bina ar: geleneksel deeerler ve akhn yacjsmas•' , published in
Arkitckt, 1997. No. 454, and was reprinted in the selection made of the important artic es to have been pub ished in the 70 year history of the journal from 1930-2000, in the January 2000 issue. No. 47 1 . His book recordng this chronology and the trad tional architectural response n the reg on to se smic disturbance is forthcoming entit ed A hidden history of Antalya Prov nce - a chronology of earthquakes and plagues in the region over the past 2,300 years, to be pub 'shed in 201 1 in both Turkish and English editions (Antalya'run gizli Tarihi - 2300 Yll •gerisinde Bölgede Ya#anan Deprernler•n ve Vebalann Kronolojisi, trans. M.
T.M.P. Duggan has taken part as a Medieval Period researcher and artist in Bey Daglan Surveys (2003-2006), Rhodiapolis Excavations (2006-2008) and Myra-Anrdiake
Excavations (20 0-201 1) directed by Nevzat Cevik,
Professor of Archaeology at Akdeniz un versity.
The work produced has been exhibited n numerous exhibitions and he continues to participate in the Myra-Andriake excavations.
His drawings of archaeological remains have been exhibited at St. Bartholomews's Hospital, London ( 1990), at Akdeniz University (2004, 2005), at Antalya Museum
(2003, 2004, 2005), at the J. J.w ncklemann Institute-Stendhal, Germany ('Archaologische Zeichnungen" 2005,
Blaubuch 2006), at the Turksh Republic's Cu tural Ministry
Symposium of Excavation Results (2005) . at the Ill rd
International Lycian Symposium (2005) entitled, "Drawings of Lycia 1987-2005 in 2008 in KumIuca,Antalya. of the ancient city of Rhodiapolis for the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kumluca municipality and at Andriake in the newly excavated Liman
Yapi in 2010 with Tevfik Durdemir's photographs from the 2010 excavations.
He has written more than 300 scholarly and popular articles, many of which concern the cu ture, history and art history Of Antalya.
He was thanked by the Turkish Republ'c's Antalya Cultural Directorate in July 1999.