A man, Mr. Melo, decided to build a Museum with objects that people make exist. If it weren’t for the value people place on them, these objects didn’t exist, he says.
Thus, there is the life-saving hat, the toasted bread that fueled a clandestine love, the alliance of the revolution that ended the war and the doll that cannot be broken and the rubber that cannot be spent. And the bottle that is better not to talk about (it’s easier to read the story – the stories of the objects are written).
That’s the Museum of Existence.
Senhor Melo cites his own inspirations for the construction of this house: the “Museum of Innocence”, a book by Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk that tells the story of a man – Kemal, so he is called – who built a museum, also called Museum Innocence, which can be visited in Istanbul, Turkey; and “A Modest Manifesto for Museums”, by the same author. Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize for Literature 2006, advocates that the future of museums is within our homes.
That’s the Museum of Existence. A house. With people and objects. This is a home. The Museum of Existence.
The collection of the Museum of Existence to be presented at FAUNA, in Joane, will have objects from people from the local community.