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National Museum Temporary Exhibitions


Forthcoming:

Adventures in Siberia, 10 October 2014 - 1 February 2015

The World of Religions - Museum of Cultures Exhibition, 31 October 2014 - 7 June 2015

Finnskogar - Forest Finns, 28 November 2014 - early Autumn 2015


 

Forthcoming:

Adventures in Siberia

10 October 2014 - 1 February 2015

The boat of Kai Donner on the river Ket in Siberia, Autumn 1912. Photo: National Board of Antiquities, The Picture Collections.
The boat of Kai Donner on the river Ket in Siberia, Autumn 1912.
Photo: Kai Donner, National Board of Antiquities, Picture Collections.

Pedot (Fedosei). Ket River Siberia 1912. Photo: Kai Donner, National Board of Antiquities, Picture Collections.

Pedot (Fedosei). Ket River Siberia 1912. Photo: Kai Donner, National Board of Antiquities, Picture Collections
 
The exhibition by Museum of Cultures features photographs by researcher of Siberian languages and cultures Kai Donner (1888-1935) from his expeditions between 1911 and 1914. The year 2014 marks the centennary of his expeditions, which were done 100 years ago.

The manuscript to the photography exhibition is written by Professor Juha Janhunen PhD from The University of Helsinki and by photographer Peter Sandberg and by curator Ildikó Lehtinen.
The exhibition also includes an illustrated publication Kai Donner Linguist, ethnographer, photographer in English.

Preliminary information on the exhibition is provided during office hours by Curator Ildikó Lehtinen, Museum of Cultures tel. +358 (0)40 128 6433.

The exhibition will be on display from 10 October 2014 to 1 February 2015, in exhibition room 216 on the museum's 2nd floor.

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Forthcoming:

The World of Religions - Museum of Cultures Exhibition

31 October 2014 - 7 June 2015

The World of Religions logo, design Jenni Reuter.


 
Museum of Cultures exhibition on world's religions.
Religion, theory, teaching, view of the world - in different parts of the world and in the multicultural Finland. The exhibition also includes a publication in Finnish.

Preliminary information on the exhibition is provided during office hours by Curator Pilvi Vainonen, Museum of Cultures tel. +358 (0)40 128 6432.

The exhibition will be on display in rooms 131 and 132 on the museum's 1st floor, from 31 October 2014 to 7 June 2015.

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Forthcoming:

Finnskogar - Forest Finns

28 November 2014 - early Autumn 2015

Salt container made of birch bark. Photo: National Museum of Finland / Markku Haverinen.

Salt container made of birch bark. Photo: National Museum of Finland / Markku Haverinen.

The bottom of a wooden tankard from 1806. Photo: National Museum of Finland / Markku Haverinen.

The bottom of a wooden tankard from 1806 used for drinking beer. Photo: National Museum of Finland / Markku Haverinen.
The exhibition tells the story of Finns who moved to uninhabited forests regions in Sweden and Norway in the late 1500s and 1600s to practice slash-and-burn farming. They maintained their unique culture and their own language amongst the native population for a long time. Later on, they melded into the main population.

The exhibition is based on items acquired for the National Museum of Finland by Astrid Reponen (M.A.) during a vocabulary collection trip in 1932. The objects have not been exhibited previously. The exhibition also includes a publication.

The exhibition tells the story of the residents of the 'Finn forests' (Finnskogar), the 'forest Finns' (in Swedish: skogsfinnar); why they left and what their life was like in their new home. In addition to the exhibits, visitors to the exhibition get to experience the old Finnish language spoken by the forest Finns, their Finnish-style place names and their beliefs and spiritual traditions.

The exhibition script has been written by linguist Paula Andersson from the University of Helsinki, name researcher and Associate Professor Emeritus Tuula Eskeland of the University of Copenhagenin in Denmark, scholar of religion and Adjunct Professor Marja-Liisa Keinänen of Stockholm University in Sweden and Curator Antti Metsänkylä from the National Museum of Finland.

Preliminary information on the exhibition is provided during office hours by Curator Antti Metsänkylä, tel. +358 40 128 6384.

The exhibition will open, in room 215 on the 2nd floor of the National Museum of Finland, 28 November 2014 and is open till early Autumn 2015.

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