Banned Books Museum opens in Estonia

A new Banned Books Museum recently opened in Tallin, Estonia. The museum houses banned books in several countries and aims to educate the public about literary censorship.

According to museum founder Joseph Dunnigan, "We want to raise people’s awareness of the long history of censorship and the importance of freedom of speech. Freedom of thought and expression is not a universally accepted human right to this day. I am happy to contribute to the dissemination of freedom of speech with the museum.”

They have a collection of over 100 banned books, classified by country. The museum features banned and controversial books such as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and William Golding's Lord of the Flies. They also have collections of burned books, children's books, and books on censorship.

The museum's vision states that "We dream of a world in which people can freely share, challenge, and refine their ideas. The value and skill of self expression strengthens the public and makes it more robust against outside influence."

The museum is planning to organize events related to literary censorship education, create a book club, and launch a podcast.

They have a Patreon for those who may want to support their mission. They are also on Instagram.

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