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National Museum temporary exhibitions


Sibelius. One must live every note, -> 13 March 2016
Refugee, evacuee, human, -> 6 March 2016

Coming soon:
Rooms Hidden by the Water
, 29 April 2016 - 28 August 2016
The Renaissance. Now - from Raffaello to Titian
, 23 September 2016 - 15 January 2017
Come to Finland - Tourism poster exhibition, February - May 2017
Finland 100 Years - Photography exhibition, 2018

Brilliant! - jewellery - photograph - sound

18 September 2015 - 31 January 2016

Exhibition is closed

The Finnish Goldsmith Association’s 110th Jubilee Year Exhibition, featuring modern jewellery from the 1960s onwards by 30 Goldsmiths of the Year and photograph art by Susanna Majuri.

The cross-disciplinary Brilliant! exhibition offers a unique cross-section of jewellery made by Finnish goldsmiths. At the exhibition, jewellery made by top specialists, photographs by Susanna Majuri and the soundscape engage in dialogue in an interesting way.
Brilliant! displays the design and handicraft skills of nearly 30 distinguished goldsmiths from a period spanning several decades. The exhibition celebrates the 110th Jubilee Year of the Goldsmith Association.

Goldsmith of the yearThe audience elected Petri Pulliainen as the Goldsmith of the Year 2016.

A trilingual Brilliant! publication, which can be bought at the Museum Shop.
25 €, hardback, 129 p, ISBN 978-952-93-5827-4. Publisher Briljantti ry 2015.
Public events are also linked to the exhibition.

Goldsmith of The Year since 1987:
Matti Hyvärinen, Karl Laine, Berndt Lindholm, Raimo Nieminen, Markku Mäki, Markku Laulaja, Morris Lindblom, Jukka Ailio, Juha Janger, Alpo Tammi, Pekka Kiviluoto, Toivo Valkama, Kirsti Doukas, Arvi Kämäri, Pekka Piekäinen, Juha Koskela, Jouni Salo, Kristian Saarikorpi, Esko Lindroos, Tiina Arkko, Rauno Tynkkynen, Tony Granholm, Ari-Pekka Rantanen, Pekka Kulmala, Carina Blomqvist, Essi Pullinen, Heikki Hartikainen.

The exhibition is open, in room 216 on the 2nd floor of the museum, from Friday 18 September 2015 till Sunday 31 January 2016.
Exhibition is closed.

The Finnish Goldsmith Association
Photographic artist Susanna Majuri's homepage
Briljantti ry homepage
Ring, goldsmith Alpo Tammi. Design Pekka Rosenberg.Photo: Teemu Töyrylä 2015
Ring, goldsmith Alpo Tammi.
Design: Pekka Rosenberg
Photo: Teemu Töyrylä 2015

Blackie, triptych part 1. Photographic artist Susanna Majuri 2015.

"Blackie", triptych part 1.
Photographic artist Susanna Majuri 2015

Brilliant! Top Raimo Nieminen necklace, left Juha Koskela mokumegane-bracelet, right Matti Hyvärinen spektrolite bracelet, bottom Rauno Tynkkynen ring. Photo: Teemu Töyrylä 2015.

(from left to right) Juha Koskela: bracelet, mokumegane technic and silver. Rauno Tynkkynen: ring, platinum and diamonds. Matti Hyvärinen: bracelet, silver and spectrolite.
Raimo Nieminen: necklace, jasper, yellow gold, diamonds, jewels and leather. Photo: Teemu Töyrylä 2015

Sibelius. One must live every note

16 October 2015 - 13 March 2016

The music of composer Jean Sibelius (1865‒1957) and the original musical manuscripts exhibited for the first time open a window on the Sibelius era. The original materials exhibited include the Lemminkäinen Suite, the Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5, which are at the core of Sibelius’ oeuvre. Sibelius’ international importance is reflected in Andy Warhol’s (1928‒1987) drawing of him, exhibited in Finland for the first time.

The exhibition will feature almost 130 artefacts. It coincides with the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth. Parts of the exhibition are also available online as a mobile application at http://sibelius.kansallismuseo.fi/en

The theme of the exhibition is the life of composer Jean Sibelius seen through his music and compositions.

The items displayed include original music manuscripts, sheet music, and concert programmes from the National Library as well as letters and bills of exchange from the National Archives. Also on display are suits and dresses that belonged to Jean and Aino Sibelius from the National Museum and artefacts from Ainola.

The exhibition is a joint effort between the National Museum, National Library, National Archives and Ainola.

The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) has published a trilingual exhibition publication One must live every note, which is available in the museum shop. Public events are also linked to the exhibition.

One must live every note. Jean Sibelius's decades in music. Edited by Timo Virtanen. ISSN 2343-1180, price 38 €. Richly illustrated, hardback, 288 pages. SKS 2015.

Displayed in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the National Museum, the exhibition is open from Friday 16 October 2015 to Sunday 13 March 2016.

Public events linked to the exhibition


Parts of the exhibition are also available online as a mobile application at http://sibelius.kansallismuseo.fi/en

Read more on the exhibition

More information on the exhibition:
- Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi
- Keeper Jouni Kuurne tel. +358 295 33 6381, jouni.kuurne@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Outi Flander tel. +358 295 33 6383, outi.flander@kansallismuseo.fi
- Events: Leading Museum Educator Hanna Forssell, tel. +358 295 33 6475, hanna.forssell@kansallismuseo.fi
- Press Photos: Exhibition Assistant Jaana Pietilä, tel. +358 295 33 6454, jaana.pietila@kansallismuseo.fi

Sibelius 150th anniversary website

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Näyttelyjulkaisun kansi Jokainen nuotti pitää elää
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One must live every note

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Refugee, evacuee, human

- Pop Up Photography exhibition

15 December 2015 - 6 March 2016

The Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities present a Pop Up photography exhibition with photos of refugees, evacuees, immigrants and migrants: people who have arrived in or left Finland over the course of several decades.
Most of the photos are from between the 1920s and 1990s. The oldest photographs date back to 1893 and the most recent are from 2015.

The photographs are from the Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities and the Finnish Press Photo Archives JOKA. The most recent photographs have been taken by photographer Kaisa Rautaheimo of Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.

The oldest photographs from 1893 show Finnish immigrants leaving for the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States aboard the S/S Urania.
The first quota refugees came to Finland from Chile and Vietnam in the 1970s.

Kaisa Rautaheimo has photographed the present refugee crisis for Helsingin Sanomat. The photos tell a story of the tens of thousands of asylum seekers who are now looking for security and a new life in Finland.

The exhibition Refugee, evacuee, human will be displayed in room 010, next to the cafeteria, on the museum ground floor from Tuesday 15 December 2015 to Sunday 6 March 2016.

Free entry to the photography exhibition.
Entrance fee € 10 / 7 euro to other museum exhibitions, free entry for those under 18 years old.

Preliminary information on the exhibition:
- Exhibition Curator Aino-Maija Kaila, tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Raija Linna, National Board of Antiquities Picture Collections, tel. +358 295 33 6124, raija.linna@museovirasto.fi
- Chief Intendant Ismo Malinen, National Board of Antiquities Picture Collections, tel. +358 295 33 6382, ismo.malinen@museovirasto.fi

- Press Photos: Exhibition Assistant Jaana Pietilä, tel. +358 295 33 6454, jaana.pietila@kansallismuseo.fi


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Ingrian Finns were moved to Finland on a ship named Suomi (Finland) to protect them from the war in 1943. Photo: Antti Hämäläinen / The Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities_SUK530 1848 Ingrian Finns were moved to Finland on a ship named Suomi (Finland) to protect them from the war in 1943.
Photo: Antti Hämäläinen / The Picture Collections of the National Board of Antiquities

Coming soon:

Rooms Hidden by the Water

- photographs from Venice by Jaakko Heikkilä

29 April 2016 - 28 August 2016

The exhibition will feature approximately 50 photographs by photographic artist Jaakko Heikkilä, taken in 2005–2015 in the palaces of Venetian nobility along with Venetian furniture from the late 1800s from the National Museum’s collections.

Photographer Jaakko Heikkilä (b. 1956) is an observer who is renowned for photographing people and groups of people around the world. Heikkilä photographs people in their own environment: at home, working, at museums or as flickering shadows on walls.

Heikkilä started photographing the Venetian nobility through a friend who opened the doors of the first palace for him. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to peek inside the palaces of the decreasing Venetian nobility and meet the residents and their life stories.

The Venetian nobility live a somewhat isolated life that is bound and protected by their history. The nobility consists of merchants from La Serenissima, the golden age of the Republic of Venice, which existed from the 500s to 1797. They represent Old Europe, the lost world, which is disappearing under the waves just like Venice is due to climate change.

The photography exhibition Rooms Hidden by the Water will be displayed in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the museum from Friday 29 April 2016 to Sunday 28 August 2016.

More information on the exhibition:
- Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen tel. +358 295 33 6463, minerva.keltanen@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi
- Press Photos: Exhibition Assistant Jaana Pietilä, tel. +358 295 33 6454, jaana.pietila@kansallismuseo.fi

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Alberto's children_Photo Jaakko Heikkilä_Rooms Hidden by the Water

Coming soon:

The Renaissance. Now - from Raffaello to Titian

- paintings from 16th c. Italy

23 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

This is the first time that Raffaello’s paintings will be exhibited in Finland.

The exhibition presents approximately 50 large oil paintings by Italian Renaissance artists who worked in Lombardy, Venice and Milan between 1500 and 1600
.

Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raffaello and Titian are some of the biggest names in Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition also marks the first time that works by other important artists, including Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto, Girolamo Romanino and Giovanni Battista Moroni, have been exhibited in Finland. The exhibition will include works by over 20 different artists.

The Renaissance brought to art a more realistic study of human anatomy and space and new kinds of subjects. In addition to religious themes, painters now depicted more secular subjects, such as scenes from Antiquity, landscapes and portraits. 

The paintings in the exhibition are primarily on loan from Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia, one of the most important museums in the Lombardy region in Italy.   
The exhibition also features an exhibition catalogue in Finnish and public events. The exhibition curator is Elena Lucchesi Ragni and the exhibition organiser is Davide Sandrini / StArt.

Displayed in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the museum, the exhibition will be open from Friday 23 September 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017.
 
Preliminary information on the exhibition:
- Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen tel. +358 295 33 6463, minerva.keltanen@kansallismuseo.fi
- Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi
- Press Photos: Exhibition Assistant Jaana Pietilä, tel. +358 295 33 6454, jaana.pietila@kansallismuseo.fi

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Man in pink, portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli ca. 1560. Photo: Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo
Giovanni Battista Moroni (ca. 1520–1579) The Man in Pink, 'Cavaliere in rosa', portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli c. 1560. Oil painting on canvas, 216 x 123 cm.
Photo: Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo, Italy

Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520) Christ the Redeemer Blessing ca. 1505–1506 Oil painting on wood 31,7 x 25,3 cm. Photo: Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Italy

Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520) Christ the Redeemer Blessing, ca. 1505–1506. Oil painting on wood, 31,7 x 25,3 cm. Photo: Pinacoteca Museo Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Italy