National Museum temporary exhibitions
The Public and the Hidden Finland, 16 June - 14 January 2018
The Arctic Spirit, 3 March – 31 December 2017
The Public and the Hidden Finland
16 June - 14 January 2018
exhibition celebrates the 100 years of Finland by portraying around one
hundred pictures from the National Board of Antiquities’ spectacular
picture collection of over 15 million pictures. The pictures chosen for
the exhibition portray the era of independence of Finland, and they
either have not been exhibited earlier or have national importance. The
pictures illustrate Finland's journey as it becomes a land of equality,
wellbeing and togetherness.
The exhibition is built around six themes. The themes are
education, war, race, equality and democracy, nature relationship and
communality. Behind each theme’s success story lies some phenomena that
we might have wanted to forget or hide. Therefore,
the exhibition challenges us to discuss our history and the
transparency of our times.
Besides, the exhibition portrays a picture installation of
modern day Finland, in which everyone can take part in by uploading a
picture in Instagram with the hashtag #Finland2117.
The Arctic Spirit
3 March – 31 December 2017, in the pop-up facility of the National Museum of FinlandThe exhibition, opened in March, reflects the continuity and change
of the cultures and life situations of Arctic indigenous peoples. The
exhibition presents a collection of modern artists representing the
Arctic peoples, focusing and commenting on both traditional and modern
Artefacts from the old collections of the Museum of Cultures
(Alaska, Greenland) are also showcased alongside works of art. The
Arctic Spirit guides people to take an interest in big questions, such
as the changes in nature and life situations. Since
the 19th century, external circumstances have accelerated the
changes in the ways of life and cultures of people in the Arctic, and
today, climate change is also rapidly changing the environment. The
melting of glaciers and permafrost affect not only
the Arctic regions, but also the entire globe.
The exhibition is open in the pop-up facility of the National Museum of Finland from 3 March to 31 December 2017.