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WORLD HERITAGE IN FINLAND
LE PATRIMOINE MONDIAL EN FINLANDE2016, 149 p., ISBN 978-951-616-273-0, € 29 (includes VAT)
Publications of the National Board of Antiquities 5, ISSN 2243-1357
This new publication by the National Board of Antiquities presents the seven Finnish World Heritage sites through images and written word. The publication, created together with the background organisations of the World Heritage sites, aims to promote the recognition of the sites both in Finland and abroad. Two bilingual versions of the book have been published, one in Finnish and Swedish and the other in English and French.
The purpose of the World Heritage in Finland publication is to present the special characteristics of each site and to explain why they have been recognised as unique, even on a global scale. At the same time, the book explores the often colourful history of the sites and describes the operations and principles of Unesco in the protection of cultural and natural heritage. The book also includes beautiful photography.
THE BEST OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINLAND
Editor Minerva Keltanen
2015, 64 p., paperback, ISBN 978-951-616-264-8, € 6 (includes VAT)
Publications of the National Museum of Finland 7
The National Museum’s ‘The Best of’ publication in English presents, in
texts and pictures, the ten most significant artefacts of the museum
from different periods. They include the oldest artefact ever found in
Finland, the Antrea Net, as well as the mask believed to have been worn
by King Gustav III of Sweden at a masquerade on the fateful night of his
assassination. A more modern period is represented by the most popular
mobile phone of its time, the Nokia 3310.
In addition, the book
presents the fabulous architecture of the National Museum building and
its most important interior features, such as the Gallen-Kallela
frescos. The publication also includes a short article on the phases of
The State of Collections and Research
Editor Elina Anttila
2015, 208 p., hardback, ISBN 978-951-616-249-5, € 42 (includes VAT)
The Vera Saarela Foundation replenishes and enriches the collection of
Russian porcelain in the National Museum of Finland. This publication is
based on the exhibition and the conference "Russian Porcelain: the
State of Reseach and Collections" arranged in the museum in 2009. The
publication represents the finest examples of the collection with
commentaries from wide range of specialists in the field of Russian
porcelain. The articles are in English and Russian.
2013, 96 p., paperback, ISBN 978-951-616-231-0, € 12 (includes VAT)
Hvitträsk is a building complex in the national romantic style designed
by architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen that
included the homes of the architects and their families and their joint
architectural office. Nowadays Hvitträsk is open to the public.
The guidebook takes readers to a tour round the museum, the other
buildings and the garden. There are also articles about the residents of
the house and their way of life.