In 1978, he published the very first popular edition of an art magazine of Turkey called Archeology and Art Magazine.
In the Archeology and Art Publications which he established in 1982, he published about 400 reference works through 21 basic series about the rich historical artifacts of Turkey, researches and also handbooks, catalogs, travel guides.
He constituted visual document archive (Celcius Picture Library) which serve for historical natural and touristic values of Turkey in 1986. He started the project which aim to popularise the historical artifacts and ancient civilizations for children by printing educational color books. Nezih Başgelen who documented by photographing our countries rich cultural inheritance, has collected old travel books, photos, documents, books and maps of Turkey. He had over thousand works published about archeology, art history, ethnography, tourism and protecting the historial and natural environment.
15 Cappadocia eengravings from his special collection that belong to Sarıpınar family collection are being exhibited in Cappadocia Art and Culture Center.