Tuija Peltomaa

University Teacher

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Artistic and research interests

MA from the University of Helsinki in 1996. Major in art history. Secondary subjects aesthetics and philosphy. Has been working as a teacher, lecturer, writer and as a specialist in art, design and antiques in the media as well as the art market. Has twenty years of experience of evaluating art, design and antiques and is now reflecting different reasons behind the formation of prices. Interested in contemporary art, Northern renaissance, non-western cultures and Finnish early 20th Century design, especially the history of material imitations and substitute materials used in the 1940s Finland. Currently pondering two questions, due to earlier research of the ceramic artist Michael Schilkin and the marine painter Oscar Kleineh. What it takes from an emigrant or a refugee to be able to pursue and obtain status as an artist in a new homeland and foreign culture? How the relationship between art and tourism evolved in the late 19th Century Europe and how cultural tourism is shaping the contemporary art world and our environment?

Professional Qualifications

  • Part-time teacher, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art, Centre for General Studies,

    9 Sep 2013 - 30 Apr 2017
  • Expert, host and advising scriptwriter, Antiikkia Antiikkia (Finnish Antiques Roadshow) TV-program,

    2009 - 2014
  • Specialist in Art, Design, Antiques and Jewelry, Hagelstam Fine Art Auctions,

    1996 - 2013
  • Part-time teacher, University of Art and Design (TaiK) Helsinki,

    1993 - 2007

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