Murat Yildirim, Art Director and Creative Illustrator from Turkey. Photography © Murat Yildirim

1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?

Museums help people to question the relationship between them by realizing the works of civilizations and to realize those values. This brings the museums together with the branches of science. Museums serving science and art are institutions with universal values.

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

Among my favorite museums, Vatican Museums is my first favorite. This is the biggest museum in the world, but the most famous works of the Renaissance period, Michelangelo, is located in this museum. I call Italy the heart of art because I think that the Renaissance period is a period that will shed light on every artist, every designer in terms of traditional art history.

The Rijksmuseum museum is also among my favorite museums, respectively. Many works belonging to the golden age of the Netherlands are exhibited in this museum. Rembrandt’s most famous painting, The Night Watch, is located here, and I think it’s a work that everyone should see. In my opinion, it is hard to find light and shadow mastery in this painting in other works.