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Publications can be ordered from: kirjatilaus@kansallismuseo.fi


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USKONTOJEN MAAILMA

Editor Pilvi Vainonen

2014, 84 pgs.., ISBN 978-951-616-252-5, ISSN-L/ISSN 2243-1373, 24 €
Suomen kansallismuseon näyttely- ja kokoelmajulkaisuja 4

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SATUMAA JA SEN ASUKKAAT
Gunnar Landtman Papua-Uudessa-Guineassa 1910-1912

PARADISE AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE
Gunnar Landtman in Papua New Guinea 1910-1912 

Heli Lahdentausta, Marjatta Parpola, Pilvi Vainonen, Pirjo Varjola

2001, 74 pgs., ISBN 951-616-068-9, ISSN 1458-0497
The Museum of Cultures' Exhibition Publication 1

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Gunnar Landtman was one of the first Finnish social anthropologists. He made his sole field expedition to Papua New Guinea in 1910-1912. His fieldwork fell during a period of transition when Australian colonial administration and missionary work were changing old practices. Many customs had already changed, but it was still possible to gather information on the traditional way of life and obtain artifacts. The publication is based on material collected by Landtman and illustrated by photographs taken by him. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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KAUKAA HAETTUA
Kulttuurien museon kokoelmia

Eija-Maija Kotilainen, Heli Lahdentausta, Ildikó Lehtinen, Pilvi Vainonen

2006, 96 pgs., ISBN 951-616-145-6, ISSN 1458-0497, 3 €
The Museum of Cultures' Exhibition Publication 2

The book appeared in connection with the permanent exhibition Fetched from afar (Kaukaa haettua). It highlights human themes like community, religion and livelihood. It tells about the trends of ideas of different eras, travel, trade and Finland's contacts with the rest of the world by following the arrival of collections to Finland and the Museum of Cultures. Finnish text.

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JÄLJET JOHTAVAT INTIAAN
A PASSAGE TO INDIA

Marjatta Parpola

2006, 139 pgs., ISBN 951-616-144-8, ISSN 1458-0497, 5 €
The Museum of Cultures' Exhibition Publication 3

The book presents India's rich handcraft tradition and shows its interaction with European cultures. Handcrafts and raw materials have been exported from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast and East Asian countries as well as to Africa and Europe for thousands of years. There are internationally known India connoisseurs and collectors of Indian art in Finland, and the handicrafts presented in the book have been assembled from the Museum of Cultures' own vast stock of India material and from outstanding private collections.

The book is in Finnish and English. Nokia and Elcoteq have sponsored the publishing.

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RAJANTAKAISTA KARJALAA
KARELIA ACROSS THE BORDER

Editor Ildikó Lehtinen

ISBN 978-951-616-182-5, ISSN 1458-0497
The Museum of Cultures' Exhibition Publication 4

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English Summaries.

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KOHTAAMISPAIKKANA KONGO
Kongo ja Pohjoismaat
2006, 95 pgs., ISBN 91-85344-49-4, 1 €

KONGOSPÅR
Norden i Kongo - Kongo i Norden
2005, 95 pgs., ISBN 91-85344-48-6, 1 €

Peter Tygesen

The book appeared in connection with the Nordic travelling exhibition Traces of Congo. The author Peter Tygesen is a Danish journalist and lecturer with a deep interest in Africa. The book is published both in Finnish and in Swedish.

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AMBOMAAN KOKOELMA 
Martti Rautasen Ambomaan kokoelma Suomen kansallismuseossa 
Martti Rautanen's Ambo Collection at the National Museum of Finland

Editor Pirjo Varjola 

1983, 89 pgs., ISBN 951-9074-75-9, 0 €

Martti Rautanen's collection of 130 ethnographic items from the Ndonga is small but varied. English summary.

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C. G. MANNERHEIM IN CENTRAL ASIA 1906-1908
1999, 128 pgs., ISBN 951-616-948-4

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C. G. MANNERHEIMIN KESKI-AASIAN MATKA 1906-1908
1999, 128 s., nid., ISBN 951-616-044-1

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Editors Petteri Koskikallio, Asko Lehmuskallio

The book appeared in connection with the opening exhibition of the Museum of Cultures, C. G. Mannerheim in Central Asia 1906-1908. Illustrated by photographs by C. G. Mannerheim himself, several articles describe the ethnographic, archaeological, numismatic and linguistic material brought back by Colonel Mannerheim. In the disguise of an anthropologist he travelled on horseback through the borderlands of Eastern China covering the distance between Samarkand and Beijing. The book is published both in English and in Finnish.

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MIRRORS OF THE VOID
Buddhist Art in the National Museum of Finland

Harry Halén

1987, 240 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-18-6

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The book presents a rare set of Buddhist hanging scrolls or thangkas. Full text in English.

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ISO KARHU - THE GREAT BEAR

Editors Ildikó Lehtinen, Jukka Kukkonen

SKS, 1980, 154 pgs.,ISBN 951-9074-50-3, ISBN 951-717-230-3

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Photographic rarities of Finnish archive collections from the dwelling-places of our linquistic relations. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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INDONESIA - Saarien kulttuurit
INDONESIA - Island Cultures

Jukka O. Miettinen, Reijo Lainela, Marjatta Parpola

1993, 40 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-59-3, 1 €

The publication presents the cultures of the world's largest archipelago. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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INTIALAINEN KYLÄ - A VILLAGE IN INDIA

Marjatta Parpola

1995, 40 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-94-1

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This publication tells about the life of a South Indian village and especially one Brahmin family. It also deals with the Vedic culture, Hinduism, and the castle system. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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SIBERIA

Life on the Taiga and Tundra 


Editor Ildikó Lehtinen

2002, 256 pgs., ISBN 951-616-081-6

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The rugged nature of Siberia and the ways in which its arctic peoples live have fascinated Europeans since ancient times, but Finnish explorers did not begin heading for Siberia until the early ninteenth century. The Finns' special interest in the Finno-Ugrian languages and peoples has given Finnish research on Siberia its own individual flavour and made it internationally important. From M. A. Castrén onwards, researchers and explorers have been accumulating a collection of artefacts for the National Museum of Finland that tell about the life of the Siberian peoples. This book takes a look at Finnish research on Siberia, introduces the languages and cultures of its indigenous northern peoples and gives some idea of the pressures under which they live today. The book is published both in English and in Finnish.

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Finno-Ugrian Collections in Russia´s Museums

Editor Ildikó Lehtinen

1999, 96 pgs., ISBN 951-616-039-5

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A selected list of museums in Russia with material related to minority peoples speaking a Finno-Ugric language.  Full text in English.

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TIMOFEJ JEVSEVJEVS ETHNOGRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNGEN ÜBER DIE TSCHEREMISSEN

Herausgegeben von Ildikó Lehtinen 

1985, 138 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-00-3, ISSN 0359-7679

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Der gebürtige Tscheremisse Timofej Jevsevjev, Lehrer und Leiter eines Heimatmuseums, arbeitete in 1907-29 als Informant der Finnisch-ugrischen Gesellschaft und sandte umfangreiche ethnographische und folkloristische tscheremissische Sammlungen. Aus seiner Sammlung werden in diesem Buch die Manuskripte über Kleider und Haartrachten veröffentlicht.

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ALASKA - Venäjän Amerikka
ALASKA - Russian America

Pirjo Varjola

1988, 40 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-22-4, 4

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The old Alaska collection of the National Museum of Finland is worldknown. It consists of ethnographic items acquired from the Native peoples of Alaska in the first half of the 19th century. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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Gustaf Nordenskiöld
MESA VERDE 1891

Pirjo Varjola

1992, 48 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-54-2

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Gustaf Nordenskiöld conducted 1891 scientific excavations in the ancient ruins of Mesa Verde in Colorado. The publications is based on the collections of the National Museum of Finland. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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THE ETHOLÉN COLLECTION
The ethnographic Alaskan collection of Adolf Etholén and his contemporaries in the National Museum of Finland

Pirjo Varjola with contributions by Julia P. Averkieva and Rosa Liapunova

1991, 335 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-42-9

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The old Alaska Collection of the National Museum of Finland is one of the few collections of ethnographic items acquired from the Native peoples, Indians, Aleuts, the Pacific and Bering Sea Eskimos, of Russian America in the first half of the 19th century. Illustrations with many close-ups make up the main body otf the book, seeking through pictures, descriptions and relevant museographic information to throw light on the material culture artifacts collected by Adolf Etholén and his contemporaries.  Full text in English.

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IRANIN MATTOJA - IRANIAN CARPETS

Pirjo Varjola

2001, 80 pgs., ISBN 951-616-067-0

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In Iran the art of knotting carpets dates back thousands of years. At first, carpets were the only furnishing in an Iranian home, whether it was a palace or a nomad's tent. The amount of work a single carpet requires is tremendous. The book tells about the history, production, use and meaning, size and forme, materials, weaving techniques, colours and dyeing, patterns and symbolism of carpets, as well as how to care for them. The book also presents the different carpet types by region. The text is in Finnish and in English.

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TAKU WAKAN 
Ernest Ericksonin kokoelma Pohjois-Amerikan intiaanien taidetta Suomen kansallismuseossa
The Ernest Erickson Collection of North American Indian Art in the National Museum of Finland

Pirjo Varjola, Simo Hankaniemi

1995, 206 pgs., ISBN 951-9075-82-8, ISSN 1236-7265

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Fully illustrated catalog of the North American Indian collection of 200 artifacts donated to the museum by Ernest Erickson. The catalogue was given an honourable mention in the Museum Publication of the Year Competition 1996. The text is in Finnish and in English.
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