“I love museums and I am not alone in finding they make me happier with each passing day.”
— Orhan Pamuk,
A Modest Manifesto for Museums

Join us in welcoming Orhan Pamuk, novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (2006), and now, presenter of the Aga Khan Museum’s third Annual Lecture. Pamuk discusses his manifesto and the making of his own Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Don’t miss what promises to be a fascinating illustrated exploration of museums that celebrates the depths of our humanity.

Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission.


Orhan Pamuk is the author of 10 novels, the memoir Istanbul, and three works of nonfiction, and is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy praised Pamuk, ‘who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.’ One of Europe’s most prominent novelists, his work has been translated into over 50 languages.


Photo by Hakan Ezilmez

Orhan Pamuk: The Future of Museums is Inside Our Homes

$40, $36 Friends, $20 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission