The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

At the end of the Nineties Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk started to collect many objects, he bought an old house in Istanbul and began to write a love story called "The Museum of Innocence". This museum will be realized by the protagonist of the novel, using the same objects collected by Pamuk and showed in the same building bought by the author. From fiction to reality, a great novel and a great museum experience born of the genial mind of a Nobel-Prize writer together with the help of the German architects Sunder-Plassmann. I visited in Stuttgart a very interesting exhibition at Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof about the real Museum of Innocence in Istanbul (opening in 2012!) and I looked at the impressive model of the building together with sketches, photos and objects. Unfortunately no pictures of that exhibition, but a really cool presentation (even if in German) by Baunetz of the fantastic project of Sunder-Plassmann architects that you can download here. Waiting for a visit to Istanbul, I suggest you to buy and read this special novel: it's a kind of inspiration for exhibition designers.

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Sunder-Plassmann Architekten

Carlotta Werner