The Museum of Innocence

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The Museum of Innocence

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This collaboration between Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk and Somerset House presents a physical form of Pamuk's novel 'The Museum of Innocence'. Both the book and museum tell the story of Kemel Bey, a wealthy socialite with an obsessive love for his twice removed cousin, through a series of everyday objects that have become significant in the pair's turbulent romance. 13 vitrines fill the Somerset House Courtyard Rooms, containing artefacts that represent moments of the relationship and intimate insight into the lives of the characters. Snippets of original film created by director Grant Gee accompany the objects, giving them context and providing a cinematic extension of the tale and the city in which the story is set. 



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