Musko Visuals Topi Leikas 32
Kansallismuseon rakennus yöllä.

Night of the Arts 18.8.2022

Open today 11—18
18.8.2022 17:00 — 18.8.2022 22:00

On the night of the arts, admission to the National Museum is free from 17:00 to 22:00.

On the night of the arts, music plays in the National Museum. The free concerts bring sounds from Renaissance courts, the kanteles of Finnish Karelian poets and the tradition of Arabic-speaking women.

Entrance to the museum is free from 17:00 to 22:00. Cafe open.


KINESIS – electromagnetic kantele session in a smoke pirt
from 18:00 to 21:00, non-stop

The kanteles of the National Museum's collections are playing for the public for the first time in over a hundred years. The kanteles of the famous poets Ontrei Malinen, Kreeta Haapasalo and Fedja Hapo will be heard again.

Kinesis is an electromagnetic session where Tuomas Toivonen and Timo Kaukolampi produce new sounds from the most iconic kanteles in the National Museum's Savupirti.

The show can accommodate 15 people at a time in order of waiting. Duration of the show approx. 15-20 min.

Haneen Choir
main door at 5:30 p.m., Central hall at 6:30 p.m., Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Haneen is Arabic and means longing in Finnish. The choir mainly sings traditional songs from Syria. The program also includes songs from the regions of Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt - from the same regions that the museum's Exploring the Ancien Near East exhibitions tells about. The Finnish Haneen Choir is part of a network of Haneen Choirs that sings around the world, unites people and helps them survive everyday life as women, mothers, daughters, sisters-in-law and people.

Duration of presentations 5-20 min.

Hobby-Horse – Renaissance music in the museum
Central hall at 4-4:30 p.m., Atelier at 7-7:45 p.m

What happens when a musician is inspired by today's hobby horses, horse-themed poems, and the songs of 13th-century troubadours? In the Hobby-Horse concert by Pauliina Almonkari, Assi Karttusen and Timo Muurinen, renaissance music inspired by the horse theme is played on historical instruments.

The show can accommodate 50 people on a first-come, first-served basis.