A Museum of Fiction

London’s Design Museum released their nominees for its 6th annual Designs of the Year awards, recognizing talent across disciplines of architecture, design, fashion, product and more. Included on the shortlist for architecture is a museum created by author Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul, the Museum of Innocence. Pamuk’s museum is unique in that it is an archive of fiction, its collection derived from the stories in his book of the same name. Each of the museum’s 83 exhibits references one of the novel’s 83 chapters, with objects like one character’s hairclips, furniture the characters would have used, and menus and matchbooks from restaurants they visited.

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