A museum that options 2,000 editions of “The Little Prince,” the beloved story written by French author and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1943 in the U.S., has opened to guests in Turkey’s central Eskişehir province. The Little Prince Book Museum, positioned on the Eskişehir Anatolian High School, has piqued the general public’s curiosity.
Ali Lidar, a philosophy trainer at the highschool and a fan of “The Little Prince,” started amassing numerous editions of the ebook years in the past. He exhibited the editions of the ebook he had collected at numerous festivals after which rolled up his sleeves to discovered a museum in a constructing used for lodging by the college administration.
At the top of almost a 12 months’s work, The Little Prince Book Museum was created in the highschool with 2,000 editions of the enduring masterpiece in 400 languages. While an official inauguration ceremony was not held for the museum as a result of Corona Virus outbreak, a restricted quantity of persons are allowed to go to the museum. Visitors even have the chance to take a photograph with the “The Little Prince” in a piece of the museum.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Lidar mentioned “The Little Prince,” which has been translated into 400 languages, has at all times been a favourite in Turkey. Underlining that he admires the ebook, the trainer continued: “I’ve been amassing editions of ‘The Little Prince’ for a few years. My college students and pals despatched me editions from the place they went. However, I provided most of them myself. Mehmet Sobacı and Yıldıray Lise additionally accumulate ‘The Little Prince’ like me. We had the thought to create a museum. We held some exhibitions however wished to create a spot individuals may go to on a regular basis. I’m fortunate to be a trainer at Eskişehir Anatolian High School and that the college constructing is on the market to be used. With the assistance of the provincial director of nationwide schooling, Hakan Cırıt, and the college’s director, Rifat Günday, we began the preparations for The Little Prince Museum and created this place.”
Lidar mentioned the museum showcases editions of “The Little Prince” printed by greater than 200 publishing homes in Turkey. “‘The Little Prince’ written in Braille, a tactile writing system utilized by people who find themselves visually impaired, can also be accessible in our museum. We are additionally internet hosting the smallest version of ‘The Little Prince’ in the world. We have books in Göktürk script (Old Turkic script), Aztec and Mayan languages and hieroglyphics. We even have the version in the Bambara language utilized by an area tribe in Mali in West Africa,” Lidar mentioned.
He expressed his need to convey messages to kids as a trainer, saying kids must study that many languages are spoken in many elements of the world – which can enhance the attention of brotherhood in kids and present them that the world shouldn’t be as large because it appears. Underlining that individuals who communicate completely different languages in completely different elements of the world can dwell in peace, Lidar famous: “This library is concrete proof of that. ‘The Little Prince’ tells the story of a toddler with stunning tales who affords common messages to individuals. The books from many nations are aspect by aspect right here.”
Rifat Günday, the director of Eskişehir Anatolian High School, mentioned they restored the constructing, which had been beforehand used as a lodging and scout home, and turned it right into a museum for Lidar’s wealthy “Little Prince” assortment. He mentioned that they had created a spot the place kids may get pleasure from and study museology.