Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk at the CBCG Money Museum


A scientific symposium on the work of Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk was held at the Central Bank of Montenegro Money Museum today.

The Symposium was opened by the Governor of the CBCG, Mr Radoje Žugić, PhD with the Nobel Prize winner Mr Pamuk and the professor of the Belgrade University, Mr Aleksandar Jerkov and attended by about twenty eminent university professors from Montenegro and the region.

Governor Žugić pointed out that the CBCG was very honoured to be the host of this event presenting the creative literary opus of Orhan Pamuk, one of the most popular writers of today and winner of numerous awards, such as the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature and the most prestigious German Peace Prize for 2005. "I want to point out the expectation that many of the socially responsible activities and initiatives of the CBCG, such as the organization of Orhan Pamuk's visit to the Money Museum, will contribute to the even more effective work of this museum," said Governor Žugić, adding that the CBCG will continue to support projects that open new perspectives and improve knowledge.

Mr Pamuk was particularly pleased with the fact that the event was held in the Money Museum, as he said, museums were extremely important for his way of thinking and his view of the world. "In many of my novels I am writing exactly about the fact that museums should inspire." Mr Pamuk himself opened the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, inspired by the plots and characters from his novel, and also wrote the Manifesto for Museums, where he presented his views on what museums should represent and how humanity should be preserved through them. "I consider that museums, in particular the Money Museum, should link the banknotes to what people have used them for, not to the rulers," Pamuk said.

Mr Pamuk`s stay in Montenegro was organized by the publishing house "Nova knjiga".